Spoelstra: Green ‘safe and healthy’

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Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra has revealed that reserve guard Gerald Green is “safe and healthy” after he was admitted to hospital for an undisclosed reason. 

Spoelstra once again refused to give an update on Green’s condition or the reason why he was hospitalised. According to the team, Green did not feature in the Heat’s 98-92 loss to the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday due to an illness. He was hospitalised the next morning and it is still unclear how long he will be out of action for. 

"Obviously our minds are on Gerald right now,'' Spoelstra told reporters. “We're grateful that he's safe and he's healthy right now. Our thoughts are with him and his family.''

Heat superstar Dwayne Wade confirmed that he had spoken to Green on Thursday morning and revealed that the 29-year-old was on the mend. 

According to a 911 call TMZ obtained, the caller said that Green had passed out and was bleeding in the valet area of the condo he was staying at. 

TMZ also reported that Green had been acting strangely in the lobby of the condo and was screaming loudly. As a result, it took several people, including emergency personnel, to restrain him, place him on a stretcher and get him into the ambulance.