NBA: Miami’s Gerald Green hospitalized for “unknown reasons”


What’s happening to Gerald Green?

The Miami Heat reserve reportedly was rushed to a local hospital Wednesday morning and will not travel with the team for its scheduled game against Minnesota on Thursday.

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The team did not disclose further details.

Miami has crossed off Green for the game versus the Timberwolves, citing illness – the same reason the team gave why he sat out the home game last Tuesday against the Atlanta Hawks.

It is still uncertain if Green, a rim-rattling and gravity-defying player, would be good to go for the Heat’s next game against the Indiana Pacers.

Circumstances leading to the high-leaping Green’s hospitalization is currently a “mystery.”

He was taken in Wednesday morning, and Miami television station WSVN aired a video of Green’s teammate, Mario Chalmers, who rode with him in the ambulance, coming out of the Jackson Memorial Hospital with a police officer in the afternoon.

A spokeswoman for the Miami police, however, said that there is no ongoing investigation on Green.

“We only assisted them with restraining and loading the patient,” according to the spokeswoman.

Citing federal law, Miami Fire-Rescue Capt. Ignatius Carroll said his agency was not able to confirm the identity or condition of the patient who taken to the hospital in downtown Miami.

As far as police involvement is concerned, Miami Police Detective Frederica Burden said, “We haven’t made any arrests” pertaining to the incident.

“No Miami Heat players have been arrested, and there are no active City of Miami Police investigations into any Heat players at all,” stressed Burden.

Green, it can be recalled, inked a one-year veteran minimum contract last July with the Heat. He has been a solid contributor off the bench during the Heat’s first few games in the season.

He has posted per game averages of 10.3 points and 21.5 minutes.