A former NBA player found himself being attacked this week.
Alexey Shved, a Russian native who played in the NBA for the Minnesota Timberwolves, Philadelphia 76ers, Houston Rockets, and New York Knicks, was reportedly in what is being called a “hooligan attack” at a Moscow restaurant.
The 34-year-old Russian player was taken to the hospital by ambulance and contacted the police to investigate the incident. He reportedly “suffered a serious head injury as a result of the fall.”
CSKA Moscow, the Russian basketball team the 34-year-old plays for, released a statement on the incident.
“Our team’s guard Alexey Shved suffered from a hooligan attack committed on him last night at the exit of one of the Moscow restaurants,” the statement read.
“Alexey suffered a serious head injury as a result of a fall and was taken to the hospital by an ambulance. The player contacted the police to investigate the incident.
“Due to the injury, Shved will not be able to take part in the next games of the team. We wish Alexei a speedy recovery!”
Due to the injury, Shved will not be able to participate in the team’s next matches in a VTB third-place playoff series.
Shved was an undrafted free agent when he came to the Timberwolves at the start of the 2012-13 season. He played in 77 games and averaged 8.6 points and 3.7 assists. He would play 63 games in the following season for the Timberwolves.
He joined his current team in 2021 and averaged 17 points and 7,8 assists, and 15 points with 8,1 assists in the playoffs. The Moscow team got eliminated after seven games in the semifinals by PBC Lokomotiv Kuban.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.