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Hawks suspend Schroder for a game for late return to team

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Atlanta Hawks' Dennis Schroder (17) looks for a way past Orlando Magic's D.J. Augustin (14) during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017, in Orlando, Fla. Atlanta won 111-92. (AP Photo/John Raoux) Atlanta Hawks' Dennis Schroder (17) looks for a way past Orlando Magic's D.J. Augustin (14) during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017, in Orlando, Fla. Atlanta won 111-92. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
ATLANTA (CBS46) -

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!!!"

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.

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