RENO, Nev. (AP) Nevada starting wide receiver Brandon Wimberly was shot and seriously wounded early Saturday in a fight between a group of his football teammates and another group of men.

Police say the 22-year-old Wimberly was shot once in the abdomen when he approached the other men in downtown Reno as they fled in a car. He was taken to a hospital, where he was in serious condition.

Nevada coach Chris Ault says Wimberly underwent surgery and is fortunate that his injuries aren’t life-threatening. Ault says the players plan to cooperate in the police investigation.

Wimberly will be a junior this fall. He was second on the Wolf Pack in receptions last season, with 41 catches for 482 yards.

Nevada finished with a 13-1 record and a No. 11 ranking last season.

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