According to AFP, Darrell Bowie, 24, and Joseph McClain, 25, who signed for the local club ACS Cuza Sport de Braila last month, were attacked in the city on Saturday night while out with several team-mates. Both men were rushed to a local hospital where they underwent surgery.
Local police have reportedly launched an investigation and will study surveillance footage.
#Brăila: 2 baschetbalişti americani de la ACS Cuza Sport au fost înjunghiaţi noaptea trecută pe o terasă din centrul oraşului. Unul dintre ei se află în stare gravă, cu un plămân perforat, şi a fost transportat cu elicopterul SMURD la Spitalul Floreasca din #Bucureşti. pic.twitter.com/6nGLZcmGpT— Radio Romania International (@RRInternational) 16 septembrie 2018
The condition of Bowie, who suffered serious wounds, was said to be "unpredictable" and he was airlifted to the capital of Romania for further treatment, a spokesman for the hospital in Braila told local media as quoted by AFP.