Bosh has been ruled out for the rest of the season…
Miami Heat center Chris Bosh was released from hospital on Friday as he continues to recover after blood clots were found in his lung.
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Bosh was in hospital for a week as he continued to receive treatment, and while he will still be monitored closely he is understood to be delighted to be able to return home.
The 30-year-old will welcome the decision as it is a significant step on his road to recovery, although he has been told to avoid any physical activity for the rest of the season.
“That was his first goal,” Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said, ESPN reports.
“He’s been very anxious to get out of there. It was driving him nuts.”
Given the recent passing of Jerome Kersey, it was a difficult time for Bosh, his family and the Heat organisation after the former NBA star died because a blood clot travelled from one of his legs into his lung.
After complaining of discomfort in his side and back for several days, Bosh was diagnosed with the issue and immediately taken to hospital while Miami announced that he would be ruled out for the rest of the year.
It is unclear as to when Bosh will return to attending games with the team as Spoelstra stressed that the current focus is on his next step of recovery which involves resting at home.
Bosh averaged 21.1 points and seven rebounds per game this season and while his health was of paramount importance, it was still a huge blow for the Heat who had looked to be threatening to make a strong playoff push as they were boosted by the arrival of point guard Goran Dragic.
It remains to be seen what they can achieve in the absence of their two-time NBA champion, but his return will certainly be a welcome one next season.