Spoelstra said Bosh took the trip to continue doing rehabilitation and some on-court work with the team’s training staff and assistant coaches.
Asked when Bosh would be able to participate in contact practices, Spoelstra said, “That’s way …,” then stopped himself and said, “It’s too early to tell.”
But Spoelstra said he is encouraged by Bosh’s progress.
The Heat remains hopeful that Bosh will be ready for the NBA Finals, which will begin June 10 or 12. A return during the Eastern Conference finals has not been completely ruled out, though nobody is counting on that.
Bosh, who sustained the injury May 13 in Game 1 against Indiana, has done an on-court workout three consecutive days, which included some shooting. The Heat is 5-2 in the seven full games that Bosh has missed.
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