Thabo Sefolosha addressed the media Tuesday for the first time since his arrest last week in New York. Sefolosha suffered a season-ending broken fibula and torn ligaments that will require surgery. Here are excerpts of his interview:

Opening statement: I would like to begin by expressing my gratitude to my family and friends, to the Hawks organization and, of course, my teammates. This has been a difficult time for me and my family and we truly appreciate the support we have been receiving from everyone. I am extremely disappointed that I will not be able to join my teammates on the court during the playoffs and apologize to them for any distraction this incident has caused. I will be cheering for them, of course, every step of the way and will be diligent in my rehabilitation. On advice of my counsel, I hope that you can appreciate that I cannot discuss the facts of the case. These questions will be answered by my lawyer in a court of law. I will simply say that I am in great pain, that I have suffered significant injury and those were caused by the police.