Former Blazers star Brandon Roy was shot in the leg in the Los Angeles area over the weekend, but is expected to make a full recovery as more details emerge about the incident. According to USA Today’s Sam Amick, a person that was there said Roy was outside at his grandmother’s house when someone opened fire.
Roy was hit in the leg as he shielded children that were there from the gunfire.
The former Blazers star and current high school coach was initially treated in a Southern California hospital, but has since returned home to Washington state where he will complete his recovery, according to King5 TV in Seattle. The Portland Trail Blazers, the team with which Roy starred in his NBA career before it was cut short due to knee injuries, released a statement early Wednesday morning about the incident.