Chris Bosh Injury Update: Heat Star Remains Day-To-Day, Erik Spoelstra Says

With their Eastern Conference Finals series against the Boston Celtics tied at two games apiece, there's been a lot of speculation that the Miami Heat would allow star forward Chris Bosh to return from a groin injury to play in Tuesday's Game 5. A report by ESPN's Brian Windhorst suggested the Heat are hoping to activate Bosh before Game 5, assuming he has no setbacks.

However, coach Erik Spoelstra told reporters on Monday that the ESPN report was premature.

Bosh has been out of action since landing awkwardly after a slam dunk in Game 1 of the Heat's second-round series against the Indiana Pacers. At the time, Bosh said the season "had to be extended" for him to play again this season, but that was also when the Heat were struggling against the Pacers.

In his absence, the Heat have been starting Shane Battier at power forward and have slid LeBron James inside more often. Game 5 is scheduled for Tuesday night in Miami at 8:30 on ESPN.

For more on the Pacers, head over to Indy Cornrows and SB Nation Indiana. For more on the Heat, check out Peninsula Is Mightier and SB Nation Tampa Bay.

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