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Thabo Sefolosha to miss postseason due to surgery following arrest

Atlanta Hawks guard Thabo Sefolosha steals the ball

Atlanta Hawks guard Thabo Sefolosha steals the ball from Brooklyn Nets forward Joe Johnson in the first half of an NBA game at Barclays Center on Friday, Dec. 5, 2014. Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

ATLANTA - 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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