Hawks player blames NYC police for ‘significant injury’ (Yahoo Sports)

ATLANTA, GA - APRIL 7: Thabo Sefolosha #25 of the Atlanta Hawks drives to the basket against Archie Goodwin #20 of the Phoenix Suns on April 7, 2015 at Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/NBAE via Getty Images)

Atlanta Hawks player Thabo Sefolosha said Tuesday he is in ”great pain” and blamed New York City police for causing a ”significant injury” that knocked him out for the season. The backup forward sustained a fractured right lower leg and ligament damage while being arrested with teammate Pero Antic outside a Manhattan nightclub while the Hawks were in the city to face the Brooklyn Nets last week. Sefolosha won’t return until next season, costing the top-seeded Hawks a strong perimeter defender heading into the playoffs.

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