ATLANTA (AP) The Atlanta Hawks have suspended starting point guard Dennis Schroder for one game for failing to return to the team on time following the All-Star break.
He will miss Friday night's home game against the Miami Heat.
Schroder returned to his native Germany for the break and posted a photo on his Twitter feed on Thursday in which he was holding his visa. Schroder posted under the photo ''FINALLY GOT MY VISA & CAN GET BACK TO WORK!!!''
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The Hawks apparently were not satisfied with Schroder's explanation for his late return.
Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer said in a statement he was ''disappointed'' Schroder did not return on time and looked forward to the guard rejoining the team in Orlando on Saturday.