Chargers running back Curtis Brinkley was hospitalized Friday after being shot in his car while at home in Philadelphia.
Police reported the shooting took place around midnight while Brinkley was driving in Cheltenham in Montgomery County, north of Philadelphia. Police stated that the gunman had fled into a getaway car and did not uncover a motive for the shooting.
Cutris is in stable condition in the intensive care unit at Albert Einstein Medical Center. Curtis’s Uncle, Gregory Brinkley, said that Curtis has been able to talk and communicate with his relatives.
Brinkley, who rushed for 1,164 yards and 7 touchdowns in his last season at Syracuse, was signed by San Diego as a free agent after the 2009 NFL draft.
All of us over at Bolt Beat keep Curtis and his family in our thoughts and prayers. We hope for a full, speedy recovery and can’t wait to see Brinkley shred some yards on the field!
Information from The Associated Press and ESPN Sports was used in this post.