Heat president Pat Riley said over the weekend that he's still uncertain if Bosh will be able to rejoin the team in 2016-17 after the forward experienced renewed blood clotting in his left calf last season, ESPN.com reports. "It's a positive environment right now with Chris," Riley said. "I think his doctors and our doctors are constantly, or more so now than ever, communicating. I know what Chris wants. I know he wants to play. And obviously we would be open to that, but this is still a very fluid situation."
Riley said the team expects to gain more clarity on Bosh's situation in the coming months, but it appears there's still no news to report on the matter, as has seemingly been the case since his season ended in February due to the blood clots, which also resulted in an early end to his 2014-15 campaign. If Bosh were cleared to return, the Heat would consider holding him to a restricted schedule and limited workload in order to avoid another recurrence of the clots. The Heat suffered a big blow when Dwyane Wade left for the Bulls in the offseason, and the possibility of Bosh being unavailable for the start of the upcoming season would represent yet another hit to the team's playoff aspirations.