FC Barcelona Lassa announced on Monday morning that newly arrived guard Petteri Koponen had been involved in a traffic accident in the city on Sunday and is hospitalized, under observation, for cranioencephalic trauma. Koponen, 28, arrived to Barcelona this summer from Khimki Moscow Region, where he had spent the previous four seasons. Before that he spent four seasons each at Tapiolan Honka, in his native Finland, and at Virtus Bologna in Italy. He was a EuroCup champion and All-EuroCup First Team selection in 2015 with Khimki. As of Monday, he was under observation at Hospital Clinic de Barcelona, the club said in its announcement, which noted that that statement had been released with Koponen's consent.