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Chris Copeland undergoes surgery after stabbing, out for Pacers

Orlando Magic v Indiana Pacers

Orlando Magic v Indiana Pacers

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The fallout from Chris Copeland’s stabbing continues.

Thabo Sefolosha and Pero Antic, who were arrested during the incident, are out against the Nets and plan to contest the charges.

Al Iannazzone of Newsday:

Copeland, who held a bigger role for the Pacers earlier in the season, had played sparingly the last few months.

Still, he can provide depth as a stretch four for a team that typically plays big.

Indiana, one game out of playoff position, plays Copeland’s former team, the Knicks, tonight. The Pacers should win this one regardless, but it could hurt to miss Copeland for the rest of this postseason push.

More importantly, hopefully Copeland makes a full recovery and takes the time he needs to do so.