Ellie Day, wife of Australian PGA star Jason Day, was sent to a local hospital after Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James crashed into her courtside seat during Thursday night’s game against the visiting Oklahoma City Thunder.
She was placed on a stretcher and removed from the arena but was released from Metro Hospital early Friday morning. James went to check on her she reportedly squeezed his hand to let him know she was OK, according to Golf.com.
The incident took place with five minutes left in the fourth quarter, James was diving to save a loose ball and flew directly in Ellie’s seat and fell on top of her. James, who is 6-foot-8 and 250 pounds, would get up and rejoin the game, and checked on Ellie during the next dead ball.
James later described the incident to ESPN and issued an apology on Twitter.
"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."
Below are two videos of the initial collision and when Ellie was taken away on a stretcher.
Ellie Day I hope you're doing okay! My apologies! Hope u guys come back to another game soon. Love LJ!
— LeBron James (@KingJames) December 18, 2015
Jason Day, who claimed the PGA Championship in August, has been married to Ellie since 2009. The couple live near Columbus, Ohio, and have two children. They have been spotted at numerous Cavaliers games.