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Spoelstra: Heat F Chris Bosh continues workouts with 'no expectations' on return

By Ben Golliver | Blogger
Chris Bosh remains out indefinitely for the Miami Heat. (Getty Images)
MIAMI -- The road to a return continues.

Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra told reporters at practice on Tuesday that All-Star forward Chris Bosh remains on schedule with his rehabilitation from an abdominal injury suffered two weeks ago.

"Right now, we don't have expectations at this point," he said. "He's able to do more work. Considering where he was and how we all felt when he was walking off the court, this is incredible progress. We're not getting ahead of ourselves."

On Sunday, Bosh went through his first light workout since suffering the injury. Spoelstra said Tuesday that Bosh is continuing through that stage of the rehabilitation process.

"He's able to do a similar workout [on Tuesday] to what he did the other night," he said. "It's more rehab-related than basketball-related, he just happened to be doing it on the court."

On Monday, Spoelstra said that the first workout was a "positive sign," but he cautioned that Bosh's workout didn't signal an imminent return.

"I wouldn't over-read into his workout [Sunday]," Spoelstra said. "We'll continue to re-evaluate him every day. He'll continue to do his rehab. When he starts legitimate basketball work, I'll pay attention a little more."

Bosh has been listed as out "indefinitely" since suffering the injury in Game 1 of an Eastern Conference semifinals series against the Indiana Pacers on May 14. The Heat defeated the Boston Celtics in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals on Monday night and host the Celtics for Game 2 on Wednesday night.

Bosh, 28, averaged 18.0 points and 7.9 rebounds per game for the Heat this season. He appeared in 57 of Miami's 66 regular-season games.
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