Houston Rockets guard-forward Sterling Brown sustained facial lacerations when he was assaulted with a bottle outside of a Miami club late Sunday.
“He had no prior knowledge of or interaction with the assailants,” the Rockets said in a statement. “He suffered facial lacerations but will make a full recovery.”
Brown was already listed as out with a injury for Monday’s game against the Miami Heat.
“I have spoken to him, and he’s feeling better,” Rockets coach Stephen Silas told reporters before the game. “Thankfully, he’s going to be OK.”
Brown signed with the Rockets last year in free agency after spending the first three seasons of his NBA career with the Milwaukee Bucks. He averages 8.2 points and 4.4 rebounds through 51 games with Houston.
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While the Bucks, Brown agreed to a $750,000 settlement with the City of Milwaukee following an incident in which he was tased during an incident with police. Police were issuing a parking ticket when the incident escalated.
Body cam video showed police stepping on Brown’s ankle and mocking a potential civil rights complaint. The city acknowledged his constitutional rights were violated. Officers involved were disciplined, and the city’s police chief apologized.