Ellie Day on LeBron James collision: ‘He was just doing his job’
Ellie Day, the wife of pro golfer Jason Day, has no hard feelings toward LeBron James despite suffering from “concussion symptoms” after the Cleveland Cavaliers superstar bowled her over while chasing a loose ball during Thursday night’s game at Quicken Loans Arena.
The Days released a statement via the Associated Press that indicated the following:
Jason Day’s agent later said in a statement that she was suffering from concussion symptoms and resting comfortably. Bud Martin added that Ellie Day had no hard feelings toward James, quoting her as saying, “He was just doing his job. Go Cavs.”
Day was taken out on a stretcher with her head and neck mobilized and was taken to a hospital where she remained overnight for observation.
She was released from MetroHealth Medical Center early Friday morning, per hospital spokeswoman Tina Shaerban Arundel, according to an AP report.
James tweeted out concern for Day following the game.
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
Day’s injury has given rise to calls of concern for fan safety at NBA games, especially those individuals seated courtside so close to the action, something James discussed postgame as well (via Eye on Basketball):
“It’s a great experience for our fans,” he said. “I mean, that doesn’t happen much. It’s unfortunate it happened tonight, but that doesn’t happen much. Our fans are why our game is so great. Sitting courtside, it’s all part of the game. It’s pretty cool. If I was a fan, which I am a fan of the game, but, I would love to sit courtside and watch games.”
In the end, the fact that Day is out of the hospital and doing okay is the most important news to come out of the incident.