Houston Rockets guard Sterling Brown was assaulted Sunday evening, the team announced Monday, according to Marc Stein of The New York Times.
The 26-year-old was hit in the head with a bottle during an altercation outside of a club in Miami, sources told The Athletic’s Shams Charania.
“He had no prior knowledge of or interaction with the assailants. He suffered facial lacerations but will make a full recovery,” the Rockets said in a statement.
Brown was already ruled out of Monday’s matchup against the Miami Heat due to a sore left knee suffered prior to the incident. He’s missed the Rockets’ previous four contests but accompanied the team on their current two-game road trip.
“I have spoken to him, and he’s doing better … Thankfully, he’s gonna be OK,” Rockets head coach Stephen Silas told reporters prior to tipoff Monday, including Mark Berman of Fox 26 Houston.