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Chris Copeland on April stabbing incident: “I am OK”

Chris Copeland

Chris Copeland


The bulk of the attention on the April 8 New York City nightclub incident has been on Thabo Sefolosha’s broken leg at the hands of the NYPD. It’s easy to forget that Chris Copeland, who was playing for the Pacers at the time, was stabbed at the scene and had to undergo surgery. Copeland, who just signed a deal with the Bucks, gave his first interview since the incident to Marc Spears of Yahoo, and he says he’s recovered fully from the stab wounds:

Copeland underwent surgery for injuries to his left elbow and abdomen, and apologized for being involved in the incident in a statement afterward. The experience has given him a new appreciation for all he has.

“I would like to say that I am OK for anybody that was concerned,” Copeland said. “I appreciate all the love and support as always.

“Legally, it’s not something I can talk about. But it was an unfortunate situation. I’m looking forward to putting it behind me and getting back on the floor.”

Copeland also reveals that he recently paid a visit to Facebook’s offices to work with their engineers on developing app ideas.

Copeland understandably can’t say much about the circumstances in April, as it’s an ongoing legal case. But it’s good to see that he’s made a full recovery and will be ready to play next season.