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Heat: Gerald Green ‘safe’ and ‘healthy,’ no specifics on condition

Gerald Green, Garrett Temple

Gerald Green, Garrett Temple


MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra says reserve guard Gerald Green “is safe and is healthy,” one day after he was hospitalized for a still-undisclosed reason.

Spoelstra made the comments Thursday morning after the Heat practiced for a game that night against the Minnesota Timberwolves. He declined to offer any specifics on Green’s condition.

Green did not play Tuesday night in Miami’s loss to Atlanta because of what the team called an illness. He was taken to the hospital the following morning, and the reasons for that are still unclear.

Green has been considered the key to Miami’s second unit so far this season, after leading the team in scoring in the preseason and cementing himself as Dwyane Wade’s primary backup at shooting guard.