Report: Hawks’ Thabo Sefolosha out for the season with leg fracture suffered during his arrest in NYC

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Thabo Sefolosha was arrested early Wednesday morning during an incident with police following the stabbing of the Pacers’ Chris Copeland outside of a nightclub in New York City.

He was seen walking with a noticeable limp while police escorted him to be transported, and it appears as though the injury is one that will force him to miss the rest of the season.

From Shams Charania of RealGM:

Atlanta’s Thabo Sefolosha has been diagnosed with a broken ankle from NYPD incident early Wednesday, out for season, sources tell RealGM.

More specifically, Thabo Sefolosha has sustained a fractured tibia in his leg, league sources tell RealGM. MRIs ongoing on other damages.

Sefolosha missed 23 games for the Hawks earlier this year due to a calf strain, but had returned to the lineup recently, and appeared in his team’s last seven consecutive contests before sitting out Wednesday’s win over the Nets.

Sefolosha averaged 5.3 points and 4.3 rebounds in 18.8 minutes per contest for Atlanta this season, but his impact is made on the defensive end of the floor, and could be sorely missed should the top-seeded Hawks advance deep into the postseason.