The Miami Heat suspended forward Gerald Green on Tuesday for a pair of games due to conduct detrimental to the team.
Green has been out of action since Miami's game on November 1st against the Houston Rockets. Following that outing, Green was admitted to a local hospital last Wednesday and was not discharged until Saturday.
According to 911 records, there was a bleeding resident at Green's condo on November 4th. The team confirmed that Green was indeed taken to the hospital, but did not provide any further details as to what may have been the cause.
“Right now our concerns are with Gerald, and we have no further comment at this time," the Heat said at the time in a statement.
Green started the season in a big way off the bench for Miami with 19 points in 30 minutes in the opening game. Green's production would slide off in the next two games and it remains to be seen how much action he'll see when he returns.
“I want to apologize to my family, fans and the Heat organization,” said Green in a statement released by the team. “I accept the suspension and look forward to rejoining my teammates this weekend."
The Heat will be without Green for tonight's game against the Los Angeles Lakers and Thursday's game vs. the Utah Jazz. Green will next be eligible to play on November 17th against the Minnesota Timberwolves.