Atlanta Hawks swingman Thabo Sefolosha was booked for obstructing justice during the incident that saw Indiana Pacers forward Chris Copeland and two others get stabbed at a New York City nightclub, and it turns out that Sefolosha broke his right leg while getting arrested by the NYPD and is done for the season, according to RealGM’s Shams Charania.
The incident occurred at 1 OAK nightclub early Wednesday morning as it was closing. Copeland, his wife and another woman were injured after an argument broke out, and both Sefolosha and Hawks teammate Pero Antic were arrested. A report from Benjamin Mueller of The New York Times says a complaint was filed against Sefolosha for running “in an aggressive manner” toward a police officer who had his back turned, and it reportedly took four officers to put him in handcuffs.
Antic was unharmed, although a criminal complaint against him said he grabbed a police officer’s shoulder while Sefolosha was being arrested. Copeland is currently recovering after undergoing surgery to treat his wounds.
Sefolosha had recently returned to the Hawks’ lineup after missing 23 games with a calf injury. He’ll finish the season with averages of 5.3 points and 4.3 rebounds, but it’s his defense that’ll be missed most. DeMarre Carroll and Kent Bazemore will be relied on more going into the postseason with Sefolosha out.