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Video: 18-stone NBA superstar LeBron James falls and injures wife of golfer Jason Day

Published 18/12/2015 | 08:11

Ellie Day, wife of golfer Jason Day (not pictured), leaves the arena on a stretcher after she was run into by Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (not pictured) while she sat in the front row during a game between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Quicken Loans Arena. Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports
Ellie Day, wife of golfer Jason Day (not pictured), leaves the arena on a stretcher after she was run into by Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (not pictured) while she sat in the front row during a game between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Quicken Loans Arena. Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports
LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers crashes into the stands in pursuit of a loose ball during the second half against the Oklahoma City Thunder on December 17, 2015 at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland

LeBron James tumbled into the crowd and injured the wife of golfer Jason Day in the fourth quarter of the Cleveland Cavaliers' win against the Oklahoma City Thunder.

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US PGA champion Day was sitting with wife Ellie in the court-side front-row seats at the Quicken Loans Arena when stumbling superstar James could not stop.

He landed apparently with all his weight on Ellie Day, who had to be carried away on a stretcher, with her neck in a brace.

James said in a post-match interview shown on ESPN: "Obviously her health is very important and hopefully she's doing well. The guys told us she's doing great now.

"Going for a loose ball I was just trying to keep the possession going and I hate that that was the end result of it."

Watch the incident below:

James stands 6ft 8in talls and weighs almost 18 stone, according to NBA statistics.

Ellie Day was taken to a local hospital for treatment, cleveland.com reported, also quoting James as saying: "She squeezed my hand, said she was fine. I think she was just a little weary."

James scored 33 points for Cleveland in their 104-100 win, which halted Oklahoma's six-game winning run.

The Charlotte Hornets, led by 35 points from Jeremy Lin, needed overtime to see off the Toronto Raptors 109-99.

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