Thabo Sefolosha missed 23 games for the Hawks earlier this season due to a calf strain, but had returned to the lineup recently, and appeared in his team’s last seven consecutive contests.
After being arrested early Wednesday morning (along with teammate Pero Antic) for interfering with the police setting up a crime scene following the stabbing of Indiana’s Chris Copeland outside a New York City night club, Sefolosha was seen walking with a pronounced limp as the police escorted him to be transported.
It’s unclear if this is an injury that occurred during the incident, or if it’s serious enough to cause Sefolosha to miss any time.
Meanwhile, some additional details have emerged explaining exactly what prompted the police to arrest the two Hawks players.
One of the Hawk players who was arrested, Thabo Sefolosha, was charged with resisting arrest, obstructing governmental administration and disorderly conduct after he refused to disperse and then “charged at an officer,” a police spokeswoman said.
The other Hawk arrested, Pero Antic, was charged with obstructing governmental administration, menacing and disorderly conduct. While Mr. Sefolosha was being arrested, the police said, Mr. Antic “physically grabbed another police officer.”
The NBA is also conducting its own investigation, reports Ken Berger of CBSSports.com.