LeBron James plowed into the wife of star golfer Jason Day on Thursday night (Dec. 17) while chasing down a loose ball… causing her to be taken out of the arena on a stretcher and to a local hospital.
The 6’8″, 250-pound NBA star crashed into Ellie Day, knocking her chair over and landing on her as he fell out of bounds in the fourth quarter of the Cleveland Cavs’ 104-100 win over the OKC Thunder.
Day was taken to a hospital for treatment and was released early Friday morning, a spokeswoman said.
In a statement, Jason Day’s agent said Ellie suffered from concussion symptoms and is currently resting comfortably. As far as James, she has no hard feelings towards the NBA star, saying: “He was just doing his job. Go Cavs.”
“It wasn’t anything out of the usual besides the injury,” James said. “But to me, obviously her health is very important, and hopefully she’s doing well. The guys told us she’s doing great now. So, but you know, I was going for a loose ball. Just trying to keep the possession going, and I hate that that was the end result of it.”