Former Warrior Ognjen Kuzmic Suffers Severe Head, Chest Injuries in Car Crash

Timothy Rapp@@TRappaRTFeatured ColumnistJuly 14, 2019

BELGRADE, SERBIA - MARCH 02: Ognjen Kuzmic of Crvena Zvezda celebrates during the Euroleague match between Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade and Brose Basket at Aleksandar Nikolic hall on March 2, 2017 in Belgrade, Serbia. (Photo by Srdjan Stevanovic/Getty Images)
Srdjan Stevanovic/Getty Images

Former Golden State Warriors and EuroLeague champion Ognjen Kuzmic reportedly suffered "severe injuries to the head and chest" from a car accident early Sunday morning, according to his current team Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade (h/t Euroleague.net). 

His former team, Panathinaikos Athens, and former teammate at Real Madrid, Luka Doncic, wished him well on Twitter:

According to Euroleague.net, the accident took place as the 29-year-old Kuzmic was driving between Banja Luka and Prijedor in Bosnia and Herzegovina. He was then taken to a Belgrade hospital via helicopter.

Kuzmic played for the Warriors in the 2013-14 and 2014-15 seasons, averaging 0.9 points and one rebound in 4.4 minutes per game. He appeared in 37 contests between the two seasons.

Injuries limited him to seven games for Real Madrid last season in Liga ACB play, averaging 3.1 points and 2.7 rebounds. He also made five Euroleague appearances, posting 2.2 points and 2.6 rebounds per contest.

He won a Euroleague title with Real Madrid in the 2017-18 season, though a torn ACL kept him out of all but two games in that year's competition. 

Kuzmic has also played for the Serbian national team and is on the team's 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup roster, though he didn't make any appearances during qualification for the tournament. 

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