Sebastien Bellin, 37, was thrown from the blasts inside Zaventem international airport on Tuesday and taken to a nearby hospital where he would undergo surgery.
The terrorist attacks killed more than 30 people and wounded more than 150 others.
My ex player Seb Bellin was injured in the Brussels bombing. Going for second surgery. Please pray for Seb.
— Greg Kampe (@KampeOU) March 22, 2016
Bellin, a Brazilian-born member of the Belgian national team, played college ball for Marist and Oakland University from 1996 to 2000. Greg Kampe, the head men’s basketball coach at OU, asked his followers on Twitter to pray for Bellin.
The 6-foot-10 center returned to Belgium shortly after college to begin a successful professional basketball career. Bellin now works with Keemotion and frequently travels between Belgium and western Michigan, where his wife and two children live.
“He was going to talk to me on Friday,” Kampe told The Detroit News. “The agency helps place players professionally in Europe, so he was going to talk to me about one of my players.”