Heat forward Chris Bosh: 'I'm ready to play' after clots

Heat forward Chris Bosh: 'I'm ready to play' after clots

However the 32-year-old told the Open Run podcast that he is gearing up for the new season, starting at Miami's training camp in the Bahamas next week.

"It's a positive environment right now with Chris, and I think his doctors and our doctors are constantly more so more than ever communicating", Riley said then, via the Miami Herald.

"We've been talking about it for a long time", Bosh said. We released a statement in May that as soon as I'm ready to play, as soon as possible, I'll play. And I'm ready. I've done all my work.

And now, the Heat's captain, Udonis Haslem, is even commenting on the issue. But according to Bosh, Heat managing general partner Micky Arison has already let him know the team plans to give him that formal clearance soon.

Bosh referenced a Micky Arison tweet indicating that he'll see him at Camp.

"One thing I will say, this has been a struggle, this has not been easy", he said. "And, you know, we'll finish this".

Chris Bosh #1 of the Miami Heat reacts against the Dallas Mavericks in the first quarter of Game Two of the 2011 NBA Finals at American Airlines Arena on June 2, 2011 in Miami, Florida.

"I just do it for the love of it", Bosh said. But Bosh has not been on the practice floor in Miami with teammates for informal pre-camp workouts.

"I'm ready to play". Will I be cleared?

There is growing optimism that Bosh will indeed be cleared to play, though it's unclear if he will be allowed to participate in every game.

"I know I've been gone for a moment, but now I'm back".

Although he was out for significant amount of time these past two season, Chris still believes the staff will clear him to play. There are many players in different sports that do play with that condition, and they're on and off programs on blood thinners and stuff. However, the four-player deal that is now being talked about in cyberspace is not allowed under National Basketball Association trade restrictions. The Heat might be more inclined to do a deal that included Jared Sullinger, but if that three-player package is all they can get for Bosh, they would likely hold onto him and see if he can conquer his health issues.

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