Houston Rockets first-round selection Patrick Patterson was taken to Atlanta’s Piedmont Hospital during the Rockets’ game against the Hawks on Jan. 15 because of chest pain and congestion. TheRookieWall.com contacted Patterson’s agent, Odell McCants, who had this to say about Patterson’s health:
During warm ups prior to Saturday night’s game against the Hawks, Patrick had some flu like symptoms. Once in the game, after scoring 6 points and a rebound, he was having some congestion and tightness of chest. To be on the safe side, he was removed from the game and taken to a local hospital. All tests were negative and he was released in time to fly back to Houston with the team.
It appears he has an upper respiratory infection. He will sit out today’s game against Milwaukee as a precaution only. The Hawks and Rockets medical staffs did a great job in being safe with his care.
TheRookieWall.com would like to wish Patrick a full and speedy recovery.