Video shows NBA player clash with cops

These Sept. 29, 2014, file photos show Atlanta Hawks NBA basketball players Pero Antic, left, and Thabo Sefolosha. Authorities say Indiana Pacers forward Chris Copeland, his wife and another woman were stabbed outside a Manhattan nightclub after an argument. Police say the victims were hospitalized Wednesday, April 8, 2015, with minor injuries. Police say Atlanta Hawks players Pero Antic and Thabo Sefolosha were arrested for obstructing the crime scene. (AP Photo/File)

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta forward Thabo Sefolosha will miss the Hawks’ final four regular-season games and the postseason because of a fractured right fibula and ligament damage suffered when he and teammate Pero Antic were arrested early Wednesday in New York.

The Hawks confirmed Sefolosha’s injury Thursday and said he will need surgery. The Swiss player was limping following the arrest.

Sefolosha’s attorney, Alex Spiro, said Wednesday the forward was injured during the arrest, which followed the stabbings of Indiana Pacers forward Chris Copeland, his girlfriend and another woman on the street near a Manhattan nightclub.

Sefolosha and Antic were released without bail after they were charged with obstructing governmental authority and disorderly conduct. Spiro said the two did not commit a crime and he expects the charges to be dismissed.

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