The Sacramento Kings will on Wednesday announce a lawsuit over guard Francisco Garcia's 2009 injury suffered when he was lifting weights on an exercise ball.
Garcia broke his arm after an exercise ball he was laying on exploded. Garcia had been lifting dumbbells while balancing on the ball. The Kings said at the time he had been spotted by a team trainer.
The injury knocked Garcia out of much of the 2009-10 season. The wingman played just 25 games. The Maloof vowed a lawsuit, and banned exercise balls from the team's training room.
The lawsuit will be filed in federal court. It will be formally announced at a 10:30 AM PT press conference Wednesday. It is not immediately clear whether the Kings are suing the maker of the ball or the vendor who sold it to the team. It is also unclear whether the franchise is looking to recover just medical costs stemming for Garcia's surgery and recovery, or whether the Kings will also seek to recover some or all of Garcia's 2009-10 salary.
Garcia earned $5.8 million in the 2009-10 season.