Doctors treating Miami Heat star forward Chris Bosh are concerned he may have developed a blood clot in his lung, but they are waiting for tests before making a diagnosis, sources confirmed to ESPN.com.
Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said that Bosh is being treated at South Miami Hospital. The Heat said there would be no update Friday night before they returned to Miami.
“It’s too early for an ultimate diagnosis,” Spoelstra said earlier in the day, although he said he is confident the condition is not life-threatening. “I know there is a lot of speculation, a lot of rumors right now.”
The medication required to treat such a condition typically requires at least six months of limited physical activity.
Blood clots are always a serious condition, but this is a particularly scary moment for Bosh and the NBA after former Portland Trail Blazers star Jerome Kersey died suddenly Wednesday of a blood clot in his lung. Kersey was 52.
Bosh was admitted to the hospital on Thursday after complaining about discomfort in his chest for several days.
Bosh spent the early part of this week on vacation with family and friends, including teammate Dwyane Wade, in Haiti. Wade said Bosh wasn’t “feeling his best” on the vacation. When Bosh hadn’t improved by Wednesday, he was sent to a team doctor, and from there went to the hospital for tests.
Bosh’s wife tweeted an update on Friday.
We appreciate all the Love and Support we have received from our Friends, Family and Fans. Just a quick update that @chrisbosh is doing ok
— Adrienne Bosh (@MrsAdrienneBosh) February 20, 2015
Bosh is averaging 21.1 points and 7.0 rebounds this season.