Miami Heat power forward Chris Bosh believes that he is fit enough to make his NBA return after overcoming blood clots once again.
Bosh has missed significant time in the last two seasons due to blood clots. In the 2014/15 season, the blood clots were found in his lungs and in the 2015/16 season, they were found in his leg.
The 32-year-old is eager to make his comeback as the Heat have lost a plethora of players in the off-season, chiefly superstar Dwyane Wade, who decided to join the Chicago Bulls on a two-year deal worth $47.5 million.
“Absolutely (ready for training camp),” Bosh said in a podcast on Open Run. “We’ve been talking about it for a long time. We released a statement in May that as soon as I’m ready to play, as soon as possible, I’ll play.
“I’m ready. I’ve done all my work working with the doctors. I’m in incredible shape. … I look good when I take my shirt off.”
While Bosh is convinced he is healthy and can step back on the court, the Heat have yet to comment on whether they will allow Bosh to make his comeback.
“It is my contractual and professional obligation to be there,” Bosh said. “Will I be cleared? I don’t know. But I will play basketball in the NBA. … This has been a struggle. This has not been easy.”