Hawks announcer Bob Rathbun in ‘great spirits’ after suffering medical episode on court

ATLANTA, Ga. — Bally Sports South officials confirmed Atlanta Hawks Play-By-Play Broadcaster, Bob Rathbun, was recovering after he was hospitalized Monday night.

BSS officials said on Twitter before the game against the Oklahoma City Thunder, Rathbun fainted on the court.

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After the episode, officials said emergency medical professionals treated Rathbun for dehydration.

Rathbun was taken to Emory Midtown Hospital for further tests.


Bally Sports South issued the following statement on Twitter regarding the episode Tuesday:

“Bally Sports Play-By-Play Broadcaster for the Atlanta Hawks, Bob Rathbun, stayed in Emory Midtown Hospital in Atlanta overnight for observation and further tests. As of this morning, all tests were very favorable, and Bob is in great spirits. Upon completion of the remaining tests, Bob plans to be released from the hospital later today. Bob’s health is of the utmost concern to Bally Sports and the Atlanta Hawks, and he will return to the broadcast booth only after he is well and fully recovered.”

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