Chris Bosh Injury Update: Heat Forward Could Play 'In Spurts'

There was some belief that Miami Heat forward Chris Bosh would be able to play in Tuesday night's match-up with the Boston Celtics, and that appears to be the case. It does not look like Bosh is going to play a significant role for Miami in Game 5 however, according to Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra.

Spoelstra said that Bosh would be used in "short bursts" and that he would play a "small role" and said that Bosh would likely play center. He also worked to downplay expectations.

"He doesn't have to be the Chris Bosh he was seven weeks ago," he said. "We can build up to that. He just has to give us solid minutes and help our rotation get worked out."

Bosh suffered a lower abdominal injury during Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals against the Indiana Pacers and hasn't played since. The Heat could definitely use another big man on the court who can score, even if it's just in short bursts from Bosh.

For more on the Heat, head over to Peninsula Is Mightier and SB Nation Tampa Bay. For more on the Celtics, check out CelticsBlog and SB Nation Boston.

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