Amid all the turmoil surrounding the Miami Heat this off-season, Chris Bosh‘s playing status still looms large. His season was cut short for the second year in a row last spring due to life-threatening blood clots that have put his NBA career in jeopardy. But there’s reason for optimism.
Earlier this week, Bosh announced that he’d returned to the basketball court and was ostensibly gearing up for the coming season, although Heat brass have remained noncommittal up to this point. That appears to be changing, at least somewhat, according to a recent tweet from Heat owner Micky Arison directed at Bosh.
There was disagreement between Bosh and the front office toward the end of last season as Bosh and his camp proposed that he be allowed to play while taking blood thinners for his condition, but the organization balked at that notion, and eventually the league stepped in and prevented him from returning.
Arison’s highly-public tweet would seem to indicate that there is significant progress on that front; however, an appearance at training camp doesn’t necessarily mean that Bosh is ready for a full-fledged return. Team president Pat Riley has said previously that it could be closer to the start of training camp at the end of next month before they make any sort of official statement.
(h/t Pro Basketball Talk)