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Rockets’ Sterling Brown awaits a full recovery after sustaining facial injuries in an attack

Rocket guard Sterling Brown sustained facial injuries during an attack on Sunday evening, the team said on Monday.

According to The Athletic’s Shams Charania, Brown was jumped out of a club in Miami and hit in the head with a bottle. The 26-year-old had “no prior knowledge or interaction with the attackers,” the Rockets said in a statement released ahead of their game against the Heat on Monday night. Brown is expected to make a full recovery.

“I’ve spoken to him and he’s doing better,” said Houston coach Stephen Silas during his pre-game media availability. “The statement pretty much explains everything, so I’m not really going to talk too much about it, but I did talk to him. Fortunately, he’ll be fine. … It’s heartbreaking. Rip out your heart. It’s one of you.” , someone on your team who is important to you, someone you are with every day.

“So yes, as far as my feeling and the team are concerned, we’re all just grateful, number one, that he’ll be fine, but also what happened.

Stephen Silas of Sterling Brown, who the Rockets said had been attacked, was expecting a full recovery: “I spoke to him and he is better. Fortunately, he will be fine.” Stephen says Sterling is in Miami with the team. pic.twitter.com/Bf7e8vQ733

– Mark Berman (@ MarkBermanFox26) April 19, 2021

Stephen Silas on Sterling Brown, who was attacked but awaiting a full recovery, and with the team in Miami: “It’s heartbreaking. Tear your heart out. One of your boys. You care Thank you # 1 for being fine, but also for what happened. “Pic.twitter.com/Vuk8040m8A

– Mark Berman (@ MarkBermanFox26) April 19, 2021

The Rockets noted in their statement that Brown would be unavailable for Monday’s game due to a previous knee injury.

In his first season with Houston, Brown averaged 8.2 points and 4.4 rebounds in 51 games. He signed a one-year deal with the Rockets in November after spending the last three seasons with the Bucks.

Last year, Brown settled a lawsuit he filed against the City of Milwaukee in June 2018, following an incident in which he accused police officers of targeting him as a black man and using excessive force in cursing him . When body camera footage of the incident was released, the city police department apologized to Brown, saying the officers involved had been disciplined for improper conduct.

After turning down an initial offer for a $ 400,000 deal in 2019, Brown reached a $ 750,000 deal with the city in November.

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