Andrey Vatutin, the president and CEO of Russian powerhouse CSKA Moscow was attacked by unknown assailants in the Russian capital on Monday, December 21st. The 42-year-old basketball executive jumped as he exited a store and headed to his car on Monday night. He was beaten with a rubber hammer.
Vatutin sustained a fracture to his upper jaw and injuries to his hands and feet. He was hospitalized immediately. The local authorities have opened a criminal case in reference to the attack.
Andrey was elected as president of CSKA Moscow in 2009. He is also currently the Vice-President of the VTB United League
“We as the VTB League are shocked by what happened. We all wish Andrei a speedy recovery, we are very worried about him and what happened was really disturbing” – Alexander Fedotov, deputy general director of VTB United League.