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Chris Bosh: 'I am released and ready for contact'

Heat star ready to return for camp

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MIAMI – "I am released and ready for contact."

Those are the words from Chris Bosh as he met the media Friday, four days  before the Heat open training camp.

Bosh saids he is no longer on blood thinners and is ready to get back to basketball. In fact, Bosh said he does not have the gene that would lead to an increased risk of future blood clots and will only have to make minor adjustments to prevent clots from recurring.

"Just the small things," Bosh said. "Making sure that after the game you continue to move, that's the most important thing, keep the blood pumping in the legs."

Bosh said he has been doing plenty of basketball-related activities over the last two months. He said he has bulked up to between 240 and 245 pounds. He said his fight made him question, for a time, if he would ever play again and has given him a new perspective on the game he loves.

"I came that close to losing it," Bosh said. "When someone tells you, 'I don't know, you may never be able to play basketball anymore.' I mean, it's like, man, I shouldn't have been complaining those days when I was tired."

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