Heat star Chris Bosh back on bench for first time since All-Star Break

Miami Heat’s Chris Bosh, center, sits on the bench during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Denver Nuggets, Monday, March 14, 2016, in Miami. Bosh returned to the Miami bench on Monday night, his first appearance since being sidelined by a blood clot last month.

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MIAMI (AP) — Chris Bosh returned to the Miami Heat bench on Monday night, his first appearance since being sidelined by a blood clot last month.

Bosh was dressed in a gray sport coat and took a seat toward the end of the bench for a game against the Denver Nuggets. It was Bosh’s first time being seen at AmericanAirlines Arena since Feb. 9, Miami’s last home game before the All-Star break.

Bosh withdrew from the All-Star festivities in Toronto because of what was called a calf strain. It was later learned that he had a clot, the same problem that ended his season early a year ago.

Bosh released a statement last week saying he no longer has a clot in his leg. It’s unknown if he can play again this season.