By Tim Reynolds
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
MIAMI _ Chris Bosh of the Miami Heat underwent testing at a hospital Thursday to assess a medical issue related to the area around his lungs, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press.
Bosh and the team were expecting to have a better grasp of the situation Friday, said the person, who spoke on condition of anonymity because neither the player nor the team had disclosed any specifics publicly.
It was unclear if Bosh was admitted to the hospital, or simply underwent testing.
Miami plays at New York on Friday night. Bosh did not fly with the team Thursday.
Bosh was not feeling well and was sent home by the team from practice Wednesday. Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said at Thursday afternoon’s practice, when Bosh was missing again, that he remained “under the weather” but offered no specifics on his condition.
Bosh is averaging 21.1 points and 7.0 rebounds this season. He signed a five-year contract worth just over $118 million last summer, and played Sunday night in the All-Star Game in New York _ his 10th appearance in the NBA’s showcase game.
Bosh said before the All-Star break that he was looking forward to some time off to rest and recover from some nagging issues, though did not specify what those were.
He and wife Adrienne vacationed with Heat teammate Dwyane Wade and his wife, Gabrielle Union, in Haiti this week, but Bosh’s medical issue was something that he was dealing with well before that trip began.
“He wasn’t feeling good,” Wade said Thursday afternoon. “I don’t know what it was. He just wasn’t feeling good overall.”