Austin Rivers Suffers Allergic Reaction And Hospitalized After ‘Scary Incident’

Austin Rivers goes to hospital after scary incident from allergic reaction

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Denver Nuggets veteran point guard Austin Rivers was hospitalized on Monday night.

Rivers was rushed to the hospital on Monday after suffering an allergic reaction at the team’s practice at UCLA on Monday. The allergic reaction was reportedly so severe that he struggled to breathe. The situation was described as “scary” by Nuggets head coach Michael Malone.

Rivers has since recovered and was released from the hospital. The 29-year-old NBA player was cleared to play.

Law Murray – a staff writer for The Athletic – reported on the situation.

“Michael Malone says that Austin Rivers was hospitalized last night after an allergic reaction during team activities at UCLA,” Murray tweeted. “Rivers woke up and felt better, went through shootaround, and will be active tonight in LA.”

NBA reporter Ohm Youngmisuk wrote, “Michael Malone said Austin Rivers had a ‘scary incident’ in which he had an allergic reaction and went to the hospital. Rivers is good to go tonight though.”

Malika Andrews – host of NBA Today – said, “Nuggets coach Michael Malone said Austin Rivers had a ‘scary incident’ last night and was in the hospital. He had an allergic reaction and struggled to breathe. He’s able to play against the Clippers.”

The Denver Nuggets (20-18 record) announced that Rivers was in the starting lineup in the game against the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday night.

Nuggets guard Will Barton was placed on the NBA’s Health and Safety protocols on Monday.

In 28 appearances this year, Rivers is averaging a career-low 5.8 points in 20.2 minutes per game this season.