Ravens starting linebacker Malik Harrison struck by stray bullet outside Cleveland nightclub

Harrison was reportedly being treated for minor injuries on Monday
Malik Harrison of the Baltimore Ravens

Baltimore Ravens starting linebacker Malik Harrison was recovering Monday after being struck in the leg by a stray bullet while he was standing outside of a nightclub in Cleveland, Ohio, according to police.

The 23-year-old has been in touch with team officials and doctors and has thanked first-responders.

"I want to thank everyone from the bottom of my heart for all the thoughts and prayers that you have sent my way the last 24 hours. I want to thank the EMS crew and the staff at the hospital for treating me," he tweeted after the shooting. 

Baltimore head coach John Harbaugh said, "I don't think it's severe at all. I'm optimistic that it's going to be okay. I feel bad for the situation. Happy that he's okay, very grateful that he's okay and not hurt worse."

Harrison reportedly told officers that he was at a downtown club on Sunday night when a fight broke out that involved gunfire. He told the police that security had kicked several individuals out of the club and that he was standing outside when he spotted someone with a firearm. Harrison said that everyone began running away and he heard shots ring out.