Thunder center Al Horford’s wife Amelia Vega gives birth to daughter

On Monday, it was exposed why Oklahoma City Thunder center Al Horford had actually been far from the group.

Horford was with his better half, Amelia Vega, in Oklahoma City as she entered into labor and brought to life their child. The lady, Nova, is the 4th kid of Vega and Horford.

Formally noted as out for “personal reasons” versus the Chicago Bulls on Friday and after that in line to miss out on the video game versus the Philadelphia 76ers on Sunday that was ultimately delayed, the birth statement published to Vega’s Instagram account offered the particular factor.

“Obviously we’re really happy for him,” head coach Mark Daigneault stated. “I didn’t want to make that announcement on his behalf.”

Horford will, clearly, miss out on the video game versus the Denver Nuggets on Tuesday.

Daigneault stated there isn’t yet a schedule for Horford’s return. The Thunder on Tuesday start a five-game journey that will go through Jan. 27.

Horford is not just anticipated to invest more time with household, however due to COVID-19 constraints, he wouldn’t even have the ability to right away rejoin the group without going through procedure.

This season, Horford is balancing 11.1 points, 7.1 rebounds and 2.4 helps in 27.1 minutes per video game.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.