12/30/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Plaxico Burress Shoots Himself In The Leg

Fox Sports News' Jay Glazer reports:

The New York Giants wide receiver accidentally shot himself in the right thigh on Friday night, has learned, not long after being ruled out of Sunday's game against the Redskins with a hamstring injury

He spent the night in the hospital and the injuries are not believed to be life-threatening. The team is still trying to gather further information on the incident. Several media reports Saturday indicated the shooting took place in a nightclub.

"Our primary concern is for Plaxico's health and well-being, and given the circumstances, we are relieved to say he was released from a New York City hospital," the team said in a statement.

ESPN has more details on the shooting.

New York Giants receiver Plaxico Burress has told the team that he accidentally shot himself Friday night, a league official told ESPN's Sal Paolantonio.

Emergency medical responders were called to the Latin Quarter nightclub on Manhattan's East Side, where the accident happened, and police were on the scene Friday night, a league official said.

Burress was taken by ambulance to the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan, where he stayed overnight. He was released from the hospital Saturday afternoon.

A league official told Paolantonio the bullet went through the skin and muscle tissue of Burress' right thigh, and did not hit any major arteries, and there were no broken bones.