Tennessee Titans guard Sebastian Tretola was shot in the leg and ankle early Sunday morning outside a bar in Fayetteville, Ark., according to multiple reports.
Tretola, a sixth-round pick of the Titans last year from the University of Arkansas, was treated and released from the hospital for the injuries he sustained in the incident.
The Titans released the following statement regarding Tretola’s situation: “We are aware of the reports that Sebastian received treatment for a wound when he was grazed by a bullet. He has been released from the hospital and is thankful for only a minor injury.”
Tretola’s injuries from the incident comes with Titans players set to report to training camp Friday with the first practice set for Saturday.
The gunshot would is likely to land Tretola on the non-football injury list (NFI), unless he can somehow heal quickly from his injuries. This training camp was set to be an important one for Tretola, who was mostly inactive as a rookie last year. The Titans were hopeful that he could possibly challenge Josh Kline at right guard with a strong preseason. However, Tennessee also drafted two rookies in guard Corey Levin and tackle Brad Seaton to compete for backup roles.
Tretola also is facing a civil lawsuit from an alleged incident along with teammate Tajae Sharpe, in which a man accused Sharpe of assaulting him while Tretola stood watch outside the Tin Roof Bar on Demonbreon Street. No criminal charges have yet been filed in the matter, though it was taken to a grand jury. Tretola and Sharpe have filed a countersuit in that matter in civil court.