Chris Bosh Out Indefinitely With Strained Abdominal Muscle

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May 14, 2012 01:37 PM EDT
Boston Celtics Kevin Garnett (L) and Miami Heat Chris Bosh compete for the ball
Chris Bosh will miss an undetermined amount of time due to a strained abdominal muscle suffered during Miami's playoff victory on Sunday night. "

 

According to Chris Mannix of SI.com, an MRI confirmed on Monday that Heat forward Chris Bosh suffered a strained abdominal muscle during the 2nd quarter of Sunday night's Game 1 win over the Pacers.  He will be forced to miss at least Game 2 of the Eastern Conference semifinals and there is no current timetable for his return.

Bosh sustained the injury after absorbing a foul from Indiana center Roy Hibbert. He remained in the game despite showing obvious signs of distress and eventually action was taken by the Miami bench.

Following a timeout, Bosh headed directly for the locker room.  He would finish the night with 13 points and 5 rebounds after only being active for just under 2 quarters. 

While the date of Bosh's return is uncertain given the fickle nature of the injury, the Heat do have options to compensate for his absence. 

 Ronny Turiaf and Joel Anthony were adequate substitute's Sunday night and if Miami needs to, they can maneuver starters such as Lebron James around to accommodate their top reserve players. 

Bosh's situation is simply the latest case in a postseason that has resulted in an uncharacteristically high number of game related injuries for the NBA. 

The Heat and Pacers will tip-off Game 2 tomorrow night in Miami at 7pm EDT on TNT.

 

 

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