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Rockets’ Sterling Brown victim of assault Sunday, will make full recovery

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HOUSTON, TX - MARCH 22: Sterling Brown #0 of the Houston Rockets looks on during the game against the Toronto Raptors on March 22, 2021 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2021 NBAE (Photo by Cato Cataldo/NBAE via Getty Images)

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Rockets guard Sterling Brown was the victim of an assault Sunday in Miami that led to facial lacerations, the Rockets announced on Monday.

Brown will make a full recovery and is with the team in Miami, the team announced. He will not play Monday against the Heat due to a previous knee injury. Here is the full announcement from the Rockets:

Last night, Sterling Brown was the victim of an assault. He had no prior knowledge of or interaction with the assailants. He suffered facial lacerations but will make a full recovery. Sterling is not playing tonight because of his prior knee injury.

Shams Charania of The Athletic provided more details.

Brown was jumped outside of a club in Miami late Sunday night, hit in the head with a bottle and needed medical attention into Monday, sources tell The Athletic. Multiple sources with knowledge of the incident said it was a serious altercation.

Coach Sterling Brown gave an update saying fortunately Brown will recover.

Brown is averaging 8.2 points and 4.4 rebounds a game, playing more than 24 minutes a night. He has missed the last four games because of his knee issues.

Last year, Brown settled a lawsuit against the city of Milwaukee that accused police officers of an unlawful race-based arrest and excessive force from an incident over a parking space back in January 2018. As part of the settlement, the city of Milwaukee admitted to a constitutional violation of Brown’s rights and incorporated changes in Milwaukee Police Department procedures for similar situations.