Miami Heat say Gerald Green has been hospitalized, don't offer reason why

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Gerald Green of the Miami Heat drives against Kyle Korver of the Atlanta Hawks. (Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
Gerald Green of the Miami Heat drives against Kyle Korver of the Atlanta Hawks. (Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Miami Heat swingman Gerald Green was hospitalized early Wednesday morning. The reasons why are not yet clear.

The Heat issued a statement Wednesday afternoon confirming that the 29-year-old Green, who missed Tuesday's 98-92 loss to the Atlanta Hawks with what the team termed an "illness," had been admitted to an area hospital:

The Heat said Green will not travel with the team ahead of its Thursday road game against the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Green was reportedly not alone at the time of his admission, according to Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel:

According to a person familiar with Green's hospitalization, Heat teammate Mario Chalmers, who lives nearby to Green, was with Green when EMTs transported Green.

Green has played for eight teams in NBA seasons after the Boston Celtics selected him straight out of high school in the first round of the 2005 NBA draft, and spent the 2008-09 and 2009-10 campaigns playing in Russia and China. He joined the Heat this summer on a one-year contract for the veteran's minimum. He's averaging 10.3 points in 21.7 minutes per game in three appearances for Erik Spoelstra's club.

We'll update this story as more information on Green's condition becomes available.

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