Heat's Bosh could start exercise this month

Miami Heat forward Chris Bosh could begin regular exercise later this month and is expected to resume full basketball activities in September, doctors said Monday.

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Bosh will be evaluated this month and, if cleared, can begin exercise immediately and start strength training in April, according to thoracic surgeon Dr. John DeRosimo and team cardiologist Dr. Ed Neff.

They said Bosh is scheduled to recommence basketball work in September.

Bosh, 30, was hospitalized for a week in February with blood clots on a lung and is out for the season as he undergoes blood-thinning treatment.

Bosh, who was averaging 21.1 points and seven rebounds per game, has not played since the All-Star Game. He was diagnosed with the condition Feb. 20 after being admitted to Baptist Health System Hospital.

He was released from the hospital on Feb. 27 and has been resting at home since.

On Feb. 27, coach Erik Spoelstra said there is no timetable for Bosh's return to the team.

"We'll get there when we get to that point," the coach said. "Right now, the big thing is he's at home and we'll take the next step when we get there."



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