Gerald Green, Miami Heat’s offseason acquisition, was released from hospital Saturday after a four-day stay for an undisclosed reason, according to an ESPN report.
Green was rushed to the hospital Wednesday after an incident outside his residential building. According to TMZ, a person who called 911 claimed that the shooting guard “had passed out and was bleeding in the valet area outside the condo.”
TMZ further reported that multiple witnesses saw Green acting strangely in the lobby of the condo screaming at the top of his lungs, and that it took several people to restrain the NBA player before getting him on a stretcher and into an ambulance.
The Miami Herald, via Miami Police, confirmed that Green was not arrested but warranted the attention of the Miami-Dade Fire and Rescue for acting like a “combative patient” Saturday. According to the transcript of the 911 call of the incident, a woman at the front desk of Green’s condo is heard on the recording saying, “I have a resident that just passed out. He’s bleeding….”
The Sun Sentinel said that Green’s teammates were kept in the loop. “Several Heat players have been in communication with Green, including guards Dwyane Wade and Mario Chalmers, who lives in the same Miami condo building as Green and was in the ambulance at Green’s side when /Green was transported Wednesday.”
Green missed his fourth consecutive game Sunday as the Heat defeated the Toronto Raptors 96-76. Prior to the game, coach Erik Spoelstra said that the team had to move on, with or without Green. “Hey, whatever it takes to win. The second unit gave us a great boost. I think the guys enjoy playing their roles, defending, moving the basketball playing with a little bit more pace. So, whatever it takes.”
There remains a lot of mystery about Green’s illness. According to NBA regulations, Green can be replaced on the roster only if his contract is terminated.