MILWAUKEE -- Milwaukee Bucks center Larry Sanders was involved in a fight at a downtown Milwaukee nightclub, according to a report by WTMJ-TV, and he was unavailable to play Wednesday night against the Cleveland Cavaliers due to a thumb injury.
"It was reported that there was an incident," Bucks coach Larry Drew said Wednesday. "I'm not sure exactly what happened, but right now, it's under investigation."
According to a Milwaukee police report, officers went to a local hospital early Sunday morning where a 26-year-old man was being treated for forehead lacerations. The victim, who was not identified by police, said he was hit with a bottle during a fight that broke out around 1:15 a.m.
The victim identified the suspect as a 24-year-old man who was not named by police.
An police department spokesperson said officers and detectives were still looking into the incident and would refer the investigation to the Milwaukee County District Attorney's Office soon.
The Bucks issued a statement Wednesday saying that the organization was aware of the situation.
"Larry Sanders is cooperating fully," the release said. "At this time we will have no further comment."
Sanders did not make himself available during a 30-minute pregame window, but was at the Bradley Center on Wednesday night.
After enjoying a breakout season in 2012-13, Sanders found his role in the Bucks' game plan reduced under new coach Drew. Foul trouble limited Sanders to 12 minutes in the season opener against the Knicks in New York, and in Milwaukee's next two games, he played a combined 40 minutes and was not on the court down the stretch.
Sanders averaged 9.8 points and 9.5 rebounds last season. He is contributing 6.2 points and 5.5 rebounds per game this season, his first under a four-year, $44 million contract extension signed over the summer.