DETROIT (AP) — Detroit Pistons guard Rodney Stuckey seems to be OK after collapsing on the bench Friday night against the Cleveland Cavaliers.
“He’s doing well,” Pistons strength and conditioning coach Arnie Kander told The Associated Press on Saturday morning. “All the tests have come back negative.”
Stuckey spent the night at the Cleveland Clinic for observation while cardiologists check him out. He might get cleared to return to Detroit later Saturday.
Stuckey was conscious and breathing on his own as he was taken to the hospital after collapsing into Kander’s arms on the bench during the third quarter.
He was wheeled off the court on a stretcher and the medical staff put an oxygen mask on his face before he was put into an ambulance.
Stuckey missed two games in 2008 after feeling dizzy and lightheaded during a game.
In that game, Stuckey squatted with discomfort in the final seconds of the second quarter, stood up with his hands on his knees and later patted his chest rapidly while talking to Kander.
“It was a more dramatic this time because it was on TV,” Kander said. “I think he’s going to be OK. When we talked last night, he sounded normal.”