Man arrested over alleged assault of NBL player Harry Froling

A man has been arrested over the alleged one-punch attack on NBL player Harry Froling in the New South Wales Illawarra region.

Froling allegedly left Fever Nightclub on Crown Street in Wollongong, a popular nightlife district, around 2am on Sunday.

The 24-year-old was then allegedly punched by a man who was then seen walking off with a group of women.

Harry Froling of the Bullets in shoots during the round 15 NBL match between Brisbane Bullets and Sydney Kings at Nissan Arena, on January 11, 2023, in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)
Harry Froling is recovering in hospital after he was allegedly assaulted in Wollongong at the weekend. (Getty)

“I called the security guards to come and they called the police and ambulance,” a witness said.

Froling was taken to Wollongong Hospital after hitting his head on the pavement.

Hours earlier, Froling had faced off against his brother during the Brisbane Bullets’ win over the Illawarra Hawks.

He allegedly refused a CT scan before he self-discharged and travelled back to Brisbane with his teammates.

Shortly after landing in Brisbane, he presented to Prince Charles Hospital where he was rushed into surgery, after suffering a fractured skull and bleeding on the brain.

A 19-year-old man was arrested after attending Wollongong Police Station about 3.20pm today.

Man arrested after NBL start Harry Froling allegedly assaulted in Wollongong.
The alleged attack occurred on Crown Street in Wollongong. (9News)

Froling’s NBL team the Brisbane Bullets said they are working with police and the NBL Integrity Unit to investigate the circumstances of the alleged assault.

“Harry is currently recovering from an incident that occurred following the team’s away game in Wollongong and will miss the remainder of the NBL23 season,” the club said.

“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.”

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