WORCESTER Wolves boss Ty Shaw has been released from hospital after being taken ill during Friday night’s British Basketball League match at Sheffield Sharks.

Struggling Wolves slumped to their 14th straight league defeat, losing 114-76 at the English Institute of Sport.

Shaw, 39, did not appear for the second half and was taken to hospital with the club now saying he "will be taking some time to rest and make a full recovery".

He was appointed Wolves’ head coach and director of basketball in August.

The American played for the University of Worcester and Wolves between 2003 and 2006.

Club managing director Mick Donovan said on Saturday morning: “Thank you for all of the messages of support for Ty.

"We are pleased to say that he has been discharged from hospital this morning and will be taking some time to rest and make a full recovery.”

Donovan had said late on Friday night: “We can confirm that Ty Shaw was taken to hospital during the game at Sheffield this evening.

“We are awaiting further news and will update fans when we hear more.”

BBC Sheffield's Sharks' reporter Peter Spencer said on Twitter @_PeterSpencer that the Wolves boss did not appear for the second half.

He added after the game: "Crowd asked to leave via another entrance while ambulance crew attend to Wolves head coach Ty Shaw.

"Credit to the Wolves players for continuing with the game under the circumstances.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with Ty Shaw and his family at this time."

Opponents Sheffield wrote on Twitter: "We would like to send our sincerest best wishes to Wolves coach Ty Shaw following his unfortunate illness tonight.

"We thank Wolves for continuing with the game and hope coach Shaw makes a speedy recovery."