Calgary police are looking for a suspect in an early morning assault.

Police say a man was found unconscious outside the Crescent Heights Community Centre around 4 a.m. MT Sunday.

The man, in his early 20s, was taken to hospital with serious injuries and is now recovering.

Police say they were initially getting conflicting witness reports that the man was a victim of a hit and run.

However, they have now confirmed he was not hit by the black vehicle found nearby.