Miami Heat star Chris Bosh is expected to resume full basketball activities in September, with the hope that he is fully healthy for the 2015/16 season.
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The Heat made the announcement as Bosh continues his recovery after being diagnosed with blood clots in his lung, and the All-Star center spoke to the media for the first time since it was revealed that he would miss the rest of the season.
“I was just concentrating on other things,” Bosh said, as reported by ESPN.
“Some days were rough; some days weren’t. I’m thinking it’s something else.I [wasn’t] thinking it was what it was. I wasn’t really thinking about myself. I was thinking about what I could do to help out the team and win some games. I didn’t want to continue to add to the snowball of what was going on.
“I was thinking more so about basketball at the time actually. I had to really come to grips with that and hear what the doctors were saying after that.”
The 30-year-old conceded that he probably played with the blood clots in his lungs for “three weeks” before being diagnosed, and he was unable to explain how he continued to feature despite the seriousness of his condition.
Bosh added that at one stage he thought he may never play basketball again, but he took time to thank his wife, Adrienne, for pushing him to get checked out and ended the press conference by stating that he was “just happy to be back where I belong”.
The two-time NBA champion was averaging 21.1 points and seven rebounds in his 44 games this season, and the Heat will have to find a way to deal with his absence in the playoffs but will be boosted by his expected presence around the team in the coming weeks.