Cards re­ceiver Pow­ell in hos­pi­tal af­ter shoot­ing

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TOLEDO, Ohio — Ari­zona Car­di­nals rookie re­ceiver Da­mond Pow­ell Jr. was wounded by gun­fire out­side his Ohio home and re­mained hos­pi­tal­ized, team of­fi­cials said Satur­day.

Pow­ell, 22, was wounded in his drive­way from shots fired from a car Fri­day evening, Toledo po­lice said. Wit­nesses re­ported see­ing three men wear­ing masks in a gold-coloured ve­hi­cle, ac­cord­ing to po­lice.

A Univer­sity of Toledo Med­i­cal Cen­ter staffer said Satur­day she had no in­for­ma­tion to re­lease about Pow­ell’s con­di­tion. But po­lice had said his in­juries didn’t ap­pear to be life-threat­en­ing.

The Car­di­nals said they were in touch with Pow­ell’s fam­ily.

“We have been in com­mu­ni­ca­tion with his fam­ily to of­fer what­ever sup­port and re­sources we can pro­vide,” team spokesman Mark Dal­ton said in an email. “We will con­tinue to mon­i­tor and pro­vide up­dates as ap­pro­pri­ate.”

Pow­ell was signed this year as a free agent wide re­ceiver by the Car­di­nals af­ter two years at the Univer­sity of Iowa. He was a star football and bas­ket­ball player at Toledo’s Rogers High School.

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