Sources: With mounting pressure to sit out season, Bosh meeting with Heat officials

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Miami Heat All-Star forward Chris Bosh is under increasing pressure from physicians and the organization to sit out the rest of the season because of the potential dangers of a recurring medical condition, league sources told The Vertical.

Chris Bosh missed the final 30 games of last season. (NBAE/Getty Images)
Chris Bosh missed the final 30 games of last season. (NBAE/Getty Images)

After a blood clot in his calf moved to his lungs in 2015, Bosh missed the final 30 games of the season. He took blood thinners for several months following the 2015 clotting.

Bosh has a meeting planned with Heat officials, including team owner Mickey Arison and president Pat Riley, in the next 24 hours to move closer to a final determination on his status, league sources said.

Bosh, an 11-time All-Star, has been examined by several specialists, sources said, since pulling out of the All-Star Game in Toronto on Feb. 12 because of concerns about a potential clotting issue in his calf. Bosh last played for the Heat on Feb. 9 in a loss to San Antonio.

Bosh, 31, has been searching for ways to continue playing this season with the use of blood thinners but that scenario has been met with significant resistance, sources said.

If Bosh is determined to be out for the season, his prospective return to basketball would be re-evaluated again in three to six months, sources said.

Bosh won NBA championships with the 2012 and 2013 Heat, and has averaged 19.2 points, 8.5 rebounds and one block in his 13-year career. He spent his first seven seasons with the Toronto Raptors before joining the Heat in 2010.

Bosh was the fourth overall pick of the Raptors in the 2003 NBA draft.

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