Brittney Griner Cut In Knife Attack In China
Phoenix Mercury center Brittney Griner sustained minor cuts to her elbow in a knife attack in China, according to her agent.
Agent Lindsay Kagawa Colas said Griner sustained a small cut as her team was boarding a bus after practice Monday in what she called a random attack. Colas said the 6-foot-8 player was wearing a winter coat and that the knife barely cut her skin. Griner didn’t require stitches.
The agent said the man also stabbed one of Griner’s teammates, but that she was wearing two jackets and the knife didn’t go through.
Colas said the man was yelling as he chased the players onto the bus. She said he left the scene, then returned covered in blood and was apprehended by Chinese authorities. It was not immediately clear in which city this happened.
Griner, a two-time All-Star and former college player of the year, is one of the most recognizable female athletes in the world.
[H/T: Associated Press]