Jason Day’s wife, Ellie, collided with LeBron James at the Cavs-Thunder game on Thursday night and had to be stretchered off and taken to the hospital for her injures.
Jason Day and his wife, Ellie, recently celebrated the birth of their second child. Luckily she wasn’t still pregnant when she had a literal run-in with Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James.
The Cavs were hosting the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday night. As Ohio natives, Jason and Ellie decided to enjoy the game with some courtside seats. Only the best for the 2015 PGA Championship winner.
With the game winding down in the fourth quarter, there was a jump ball held at the free throw line. The ball got loose in the scrum of players and was heading into the stands, right were Ellie Day happened to be sitting.
Being the world-class athlete that he is, the 6-foot-8 250 pound specimen hurdled into the crowd shoulder first and connected with Ellie. Jason Day’s wife was down for quite some time and eventually had to be taken off on a stretcher and evaluated at the hospital.
Ellie Day was later released from the hospital on Friday morning. Jason Day’s agent released a statement saying that his wife was doing O.K., “suffering from concussion like symptoms and resting comfortably.”
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It took a few minutes for Ellie to be removed from the court and eventually had a brace put on her head and neck before being stretchered out.
There’s no love lost between LeBron James and the Day family, as Ellie spoke on the incident shortly after saying, “”He was just doing his job. Go Cavs.”
LeBron took to Twitter following the game to send his wishes to Ellie and Jason and later spoke on the situation.
“It wasn’t anything out of the usual besides the injury. 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.”
Jason Day has been absent from golf for the past few weeks citing that he would be spending more time with his family and newborn daughter. However, this is the second time Jason’s been spotted on the sidelines of sporting event. Day was seen at the Lions-Packers game earlier trying to pass as a cameraman.
The Days were seated in a part of Quicken Loans Arena known as the “Nicholson Seats,” named after the actors love for courtside seats at Los Angeles Lakers games. Maybe if they were named the “Nicklaus Seats” the two could have avoided this disaster all together.