Damond Powell Jr. shot in Toledo home

Damond Powell Jr. shot in Toledo home

Arizona Cardinals rookie wide receiver Damond Powell Jr. was reportedly shot and wounded according to local media reports.

Damond Powell Jr. was outside his home in Toledo, Oh. sitting in a car with some friends when apparently three masked men in a gold car opened fire, hitting and wounding Powell in the face.

The shooting happened at 8:36 PM on Friday night and Powell is currently hospitalized, though it’s not believed that his wounds are life-threatening. The Cardinals released the following statement regarding Powell on Saturday morning, according to this ESPN report:

“We are aware that Damond Powell was the victim of a shooting last night in Toledo, where he remains hospitalized,” the team said. “We have been in communication with his family to offer whatever support and resources we can provide. We will continue to monitor and provide updates as appropriate.”

Damond Powell Jr. was a standout athlete at Toledo’s Rogers High School before going on to play at Snow Community College in Utah and then for the Iowa Hawkeyes. In two seasons with the Hawkeyes, Powell had 31 catches for 608 yards and five touchdowns. He was signed by the Cardinals this offseason as an undrafted free agent.

There’s no word on how long Powell’s injuries will sideline him, but even if he’s somehow able to recover in time to report to camp next week, it seems unlikely that Powell would be able to make the Cardinals’ roster unless he manages to dazzle this preseason.