It seems like Dion Waiters is dealing with a serious medical emergency.
For the past few days, the Miami Heat guard has been out of the lineup dealing with a stomachache.
Before today’s Heat-Lakers game, Miami based sports reporter Andy Slater revealed that a Heat player had been transported to the hospital from the airport.
Apparently, Waiters was the player in the original report who was sent to the hospital and he reportedly overdosed on “gummies” while on the team plane while flying to LA from Phoenix.
It’s unclear what was in the gummies that caused Waiters to pass out but I’m sure we’ll find out soon enough.
Update: Brian Windhorst of ESPN says Dion suffered from a panic attack due to eating the gummy.
Miami Heat guard Dion Waiters experienced a “panic attack” on the team’s charter flight Thursday night after consuming a THC-infused edible, sources told ESPN.
Waiters received medical treatment after the plane landed in Los Angeles following the Heat’s victory over the Phoenix Suns. Waiters was listed as out for Friday’s game against the Lakers because of illness and did not attend the game.
Waiters has now been suspended 10 games by the Heat over the incident.