Brazilian basketball player Sebastien Bellin is one of nearly 200 people injured in Tuesday’s terror attack in Brussels.
Bellin, who once played for Belgium’s national team, was photographed lying in a pool of blood on the floor of the Brussels airport.
El ex jugador brasileño/belga de básquet Sebastien Bellin fue uno de los heridos en el atentado en #Bruselas https://t.co/NI4KerOQ6c— Adriana Monsalve (@Adriana Monsalve)1458668546.0
The Daily Mail reported that the 37-year-old professional athlete was thrown 20 meters into the air by one of the explosions Tuesday morning and has since undergone surgery for his injuries.
Belgium’s national team shared a link on its Facebook page Tuesday morning with a message for Bellin: “The whole Gent Hawks family wishes him a speedy recovery.”
The European professional basketball association FIBA Europe Cup also shared its well-wishes for Bellin via Twitter:
We wish former @BCOOSTENDE and Belgium national team player Sebastien Bellin a speedy recovery. https://t.co/7fP6AvdQk5— FIBA Europe Cup (@FIBA Europe Cup)1458650161.0
BC Telenet Oostende, a professional Belgian basketball club, shared updates on Bellin's condition with fans on Twitter.
"UPDATE: Sebastian Bellin has his first surgery. There are now still shards in his leg and hip. He was thrown out 20m," a translated tweet read.
UPDATE: Sebastian Bellin heeft zijn eerste operatie ondergaan. Er zitten wel nog scherven in zijn been en heup. Hij werd 20m weggeslingerd.— FILOU Oostende (@FILOU Oostende)1458656571.0
For more on the Brussels attacks, click here.
(H/T: Daily Mail)