Basketball Star Brittney Griner knifed in China

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On Monday, Brittney Griner was slashed in a random knife attack on in China. The Phoenix Mercury star is currently playing for a Chinese team during the WNBA off-season.

The incident happened when she was leaving practice in Shenyang, in northeast China.

A drunk knife-wielding man chased her and three teammates on to their bus. Griner was cut on her elbow, but her two thick winter coat prevented a serious injury. She did not need stitches, nor did she need to go to hospital. In fact, the next night she led Beijing Great Wall to victory over Liaoning Hengye, scoring 19 points.

One of her teammates was also slashed.

Griner said on Instagram.

‘First let me say I’m ok!!!! But last night me and 3 my teammates got chase and attack 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 corned yelling at us then he finally left!,’

Brittney Griner

Phoenix Mercury tweeted, ‘We are thankful Brittney and her teammates are all okay after this incident.’

Griner came out as lesbian in April last year and announced her engagement to fellow WNBA player Glory Johnson in August.

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