Chris Bosh to undergo further exams on 'lingering' calf injury

TORONTO -- All-Star forward Chris Bosh will have more exams on his strained right calf when he gets back to Miami.

It was not clear whether Bosh underwent any testing yet as of late Monday night.

He has conferred regularly with Heat medical officials about the issue, which he has been dealing with and getting treatment for over the past several days. Bosh came to Toronto with hopes of participating in Saturday's 3-point contest and Sunday's All-Star Game, but dropped out Friday out of concern of making the calf worse.

"It just lingered and I didn't feel it was wise to continue to push it, especially with this elongated week that we have off," Bosh said. "I just wanted to make sure that I was taking the necessary precautions and being a good professional."

Bosh leads the Heat in scoring this season, averaging 19.1 points per game. Miami next plays in Atlanta on Friday, and Bosh's status for that game almost certainly won't be determined until the additional tests are performed.

Bosh said he's "pretty optimistic" that the issue is not more serious. His season ended prematurely last year because of a blood clot on his lung, a problem that he believes originated from a calf injury.

"When we get back to Miami we'll do everything we need to do to make sure it's right," Bosh said.

Heat star Dwyane Wade told ESPN's Jackie MacMullan after Sunday's All-Star Game that he also is "trying to stay positive."

"It's scary," he said. "We'll see when we get back there, but I'm going to think positively about it."

The Associated Press contributed to this report.