SALT LAKE CITY — University of Utah basketball player Paul Afeaki was treated and released after being shot in the left shoulder in a confrontation with another motorist, officials said.
Afeaki, 22, was treated at the University of Utah Health Sciences Center for what spokesman John Dwan described as a superficial wound to the left shoulder.
Dwan said doctors estimated the 6-foot-10 reserve center will not be able to play for about a month.
Afeaki, a junior from Nukualofa, Tonga, who played at Snow Junior College, had six points, two rebounds, two assists and a steal in 12 minutes during 14th-ranked Utah's 77-72 victory over Wyoming Thursday night.
Police Lt. Mark Zelig and Dwan said Afeaki and his wife were driving home about 10:50 p.m. when the incident occurred. Afeaki may have "inadvertently cut off another" driver, who then started tailgating him, Dwan said.