Former Golden State Warriors center Ognjen Kuzmic suffered serious injuries over the weekend after being involved in a car crash. The accident took place in Kuzmic’s home country of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The news quickly made it to social media, where Kuzmic’s two stateside employers - the Golden State Warriors and Santa Cruz Warriors - offered him their best wishes.
Wishing a speedy recovery to former Warrior Ognjen Kuzmic, who is recovering after being involved in a car crash over the weekend in Bosnia. pic.twitter.com/idmZ73YTQX— Golden State Warriors (@warriors) July 15, 2019
Our thoughts go out to former Sea Dub Ognjen Kuzmic, who is currently recovering after being involved in a car accident Sunday in Bosnia. pic.twitter.com/lfTJ8h9vx5— Santa Cruz Warriors (@GLeagueWarriors) July 15, 2019
While the extent of the injuries is not known, it seems clear that they are serious. Multiple outlets reported that Kuzmic was in a coma, and that he suffered both head and chest injuries.
We will all hold good thoughts for Kuzmic and his family, and we’ll keep you updated on his health.
Kuzmic was the Warriors second-round pick (52nd overall) in the 2012 NBA Draft. After staying overseas for a year, he played for the Warriors for two years - his rookie season in 2013-14, and the team’s first championship campaign in 2014-15. He appeared in 37 games during his NBA tenure, scoring 35 points and grabbing 38 rebounds.
He spent time during those seasons in Santa Cruz, where he averaged 9.8 points and 11.9 rebounds per game.
Since leaving the NBA, Kuzmic has been playing internationally, most recently for Real Madrid in the Liga ACB.