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Report: Chris Bosh facing ‘potentially serious health situation’

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MIAMI, FL - FEBRUARY 09: Chris Bosh #1 of the Miami Heat shoots during a game against the San Antonio Spurs at American Airlines Arena on February 9, 2016 in Miami, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory copyright notice: (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

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Chris Bosh somewhat mysteriously pulled out of the All-Star game and 3-point contest Friday – pretty late notice – with what was described as a strained calf.

But there was concern Bosh – who was shut down last season around this time with blood clots on his lung – had a related clotting issue in his leg.

Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald:

The Heat was concerned on Monday about another potentially serious health situation involving Chris Bosh, multiple sources said.

Bosh missed Sunday’s All-Star game with a strained calf and returned to Miami for additional tests. A person in touch with the Heat’s front office said a worrisome problem surfaced Monday, beyond merely a strained calf. Another source said his life was not at risk.

Asked directly if Bosh had been diagnosed with a blood clot in his calf, agent Henry Thomas responded by text: “Too soon for all of that…. Too soon to report that.”

If Bosh again needs blood thinners, he won’t be able to play.

Hopefully, it doesn’t come to that, but this update doesn’t engender much confidence.