CLEVELAND — The wife of PGA champion Jason Day has been treated and released from a hospital after star LeBron James crashed into her during the Cavaliers’ win over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday night.
Ellie Day was carried from Quicken Loans Arena on a backboard, placed on a stretcher with her head immobilized and taken to MetroHealth Medical Center. She was released early Friday morning, according to hospital spokeswoman Tina Shaerban Arundel.
Day’s agent, Bud Martin, issued a statement Friday morning saying Ellie Day “is resting comfortably and appreciates all of those who have reached out and are concerned about her.” He adds she has no “no hard feelings” toward James and quotes her as saying, “He was just doing his job. Go Cavs.”
James was scrambling for a loose ball in the fourth quarter of a 104-100 win over Oklahoma City, when the 6-foot-8, 250-pound All-Star launched himself into the air, plowing into Ellie Day as she sat next to her husband.
Jason Day is the No. 2-ranked golfer in the world. He won the PGA Championship this year for his first major win on the PGA Tour.
On Nov. 11, Ellie Day gave birth to the couple’s second child, a girl named Lucy.
James tweeted Ellie Day after the game.