Carl Landry, the second year Rockets forward, was shot in the leg while driving home early this morning. And, no, he did not Plaxico Burress himself in the leg, somebody else shot him.
The shooting happened at about 2:30 this morning. Landry was heading home after getting back into town from the team's win in New Orleans. According to Houston Police Department spokesman Kese Smith, Landry was driving his SUV southbound when a northbound vehicle swerved into him. He got out to inspect the damage, and a person in the other car offered what was probably an apologetic two gunshots towards the 25 year old basketball player. The car then sped off.
"Carl was treated and released at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center for a surface wound in his left calf and a dislocated finger on his left hand. X-rays were negative. We expect him to make a full recovery and return in 1-3 weeks," Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey said in a statement. The team is working with authorities to gather information.
Landry has become a fan favorite for the selflessness and hustle he brings off the bench, but you can't please everyone.
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