Chris Bosh has taken it upon himself to confirm his comeback, following an extended break due to blood clots in his lungs. The Miami Heat player took advantage of his social media accounts, to give his fans a glimpse of his on-court activities, while preparing for an NBA comeback.
According to FOX Sports, Bosh was sidelined since his team lost to the San Antonio Spurs on February 9, early this year. Six months later, he has declared on social media that he fully intends to return to action in the coming season.
“I know I’ve been gone for a moment, but now I’m back. Everybody is always asking me, ‘Am I hooping?’ Yes, I’m hooping. Absolutely. I’m a hooper,” he declared on Instagram on Monday.
His wife Adrienne Bosh, took her husband’s lead, and also used her Instagram account to speak up about the impending comeback. She shared a video of his training session and expressed her support.
“I’ve been watching my husband for over a month working day in and day out and happy to see him giving a glimpse of that hard work to the world on his Snapchat (Follow MrChrisBosh) He is a consistent inspiration for me! A lot of people “say the right things” but very few follow through in their “actions”. Looking forward to seeing his “actions” on a court this season,” she said.
Despite Chris Bosh declaring his intention to return, he would still need to undergo a series of fitness tests. Miami Heat and the NBA. would have to sanction these tests. The league would never put any player at risk. Hence, despite his willingness, only doctors can give a green light to his return.
According to an earlier report about his condition, he has a full year to get clearance to return. He has only made it to the halfway mark and has until February 2017 to recover.
If a league sanctioned doctor’s findings show him not fit to play, a medical retirement is possible. At that point, termination of his contract with Miami is the only option. Check back for future news on whether his declaration of fitness and the doctors’ opinions would coincide.