The season is unfortunately over for Miami Heat center Chris Bosh. The NBA all-star will miss the rest of the 2015 NBA season after he was diagnosed with Pulmonary Embolism. Pulmonary Embolism is a condition in which one or more arteries in the lungs become blocked by a blood clot. Last week the 30 year-old complained of chest discomfort while vacationing in Haiti with his wife and Heat teammate Dwyane Wade. As a result of the complaints, he later found that it was pulmonary embolism.
Pulmonary embolism is fortunately preventable if caught early, but treatment which involves blood thinners is rather lengthy which is the reason why Boshs’ season is over. Doctors also usually require that the patient remain under bed rest to prevent blood clots already in the system from travel. This condition has affected other players in the past as well. Most recently, Brooklyn forward Mirza Teletovic, who is out for the season after doctors found blood clots in his lungs. Despite the severity of the disease, luckily Bosh caught his condition while still in the early stages, and should be ready for next season.