Phoenix Mercury center Brittney Griner sustained a one-centimeter cut on her elbow in an attack by a drunken man with a knife in China. Details are still emerging, but Griner was taken to the hospital and did not require stitches. Griner is currently playing with the Beijing Great Wall of the WCBA. Griner released this statement via her IG:
First let me say I’m OK! But last night me and three of my teammates got [chased] and [attacked] by a man with a big ass knife. Got a little scratch and my teammates walk away unharmed. He chase us into our bus and had us [cornered], yelling at us, then he finally left. Ugh, let’s just say I’m ready to get out this city we are visiting. Life can be [taken] at any moment. Cherish every moment. AGAIN I’M OK! Thank you to everyone that has been checking on me!