Brisbane forward Harry Froling will miss the rest of the NBL season after an alleged one-punch attack left him unconscious on a Wollongong street.
Froling remains in hospital in Brisbane with head injuries, but in a stable condition after the incident that occurred around 2am on Sunday after the Bullets’ defeat of the Hawks on Saturday.
The 24-year-old had discharged himself from Wollongong Hospital on Sunday morning, catching a flight back to Brisbane with the team and then checking into Prince Charles Hospital after reporting more head soreness.
Scans then reportedly confirmed a fractured skull and bleed on the brain that required surgery, with the Bullets on Tuesday confirming he will miss the rest of the NBL season.
Wollongong police are appealing for more information but believe Froling was punched in the head and fell to the ground.
Police want to speak with a male of caucasian appearance, aged in his 20s with short brown hair, that was seen on Crown Street, opposite Aitchison Street, around the time of the incident.
“The Brisbane Bullets are working closely with NSW Police and NBL integrity unit as they investigate the circumstances surrounding an alleged assault on Harry Froling,” the Bullets said in a statement on Tuesday.
“As an investigation is underway the club is not in a position to make any further comment, other than to say the players, coaches and staff all send their well wishes to Harry, and his family.”