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January 17, 2016 Miami Heat Forward Chris Bosh (1) looks for a play versus Oklahoma City Thunder Forward Kevin Durant (35) at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City (Torrey Purvey/Icon Sportswire)

Heat’s Chris Bosh releases statement after latest medical setback

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Miami Heat forward Chris Bosh released a new video for Uninterrupted after complications postponed his comeback from blood clots on Friday:

As of now, Bosh has not been medically cleared to work in training camp and his basketball career may very well be over – at least with the Heat, who have tried to keep the veteran big man off the court until they are absolutely sure there is no medical risk.

“Little setbacks happen,” Bosh said in the video. “But that doesn’t change my intentions and what I want to accomplish.”

He originally encountered blood clot problems in February 2015. After playing in the All-Star Game, Bosh was admitted to a hospital with a lung issue while the issue turned out to be a blood clot in his lung. At the urging of doctors, Bosh did not play for the rest of the 2015 season.

On October 28, 2015, the 32-year-old made his return to the court. He averaged 19.1 points and 7.4 rebounds per game over 53 games played that season. Unfortunately, almost exactly a year after the first clot, the issues returned, this time in his leg.

Bosh and the Heat originally hoped that he could play on blood thinners and initial signs looked good as he worked out without any apparent issues. Recent blood tests turned up different results, so the medical staff did not clear him to return.

It is possible that he retires, but from the above video, he seems committed to returning to the NBA, even if it is with a different team.

Heat’s Chris Bosh releases statement after latest medical setback

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