Miami Heat guard Gerald Green has been released from Jackson Memorial Hospital and is back at home in his condo, WPLG reported Saturday night.
The Heat is not commenting on the report, but a team spokesman said before Thursday’s game in Minnesota the organization would not be notifying the media if and when Green was released from the hospital.
The 29-year-old backup, regarded as the Heat’s best scorer off the bench, was hospitalized Wednesday after Miami Fire-Rescue called police for assistance to help deal with “a combative patient” at the Marquis Residences at 1100 Biscayne Blvd. The woman at the front desk of Green’s condo building who called 911 described Green as “a resident that just passed out” and was “bleeding.”
Green, who according to police was not arrested, has missed Miami’s past three games, including Tuesday night’s game against Atlanta when the Heat said he was ill.
Teammate Mario Chalmers, who lives in the same condo building as Green, rode with Green in an ambulance to the hospital Wednesday, but said he didn’t know what was wrong with him. Coach Erik Spoelstra and several Heat players, including captains Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh and Udonis Haslem, acknowledged they had communicated with Green earlier this week and were happy to hear he was doing better.
The Heat plays at 6 p.m. Sunday at AmericanAirlines Arena against the Toronto Raptors.
Green signed a one-year, veteran minimum deal with the Heat this summer and averaged 10.3 points in 21.6 minutes over the Heat’s first three games.