"I also want to apologize to everyone, particularly the
"I am doing as well as can be expected and I will work hard to make a full recovery."
The Pacers said in a statement that Copeland was in stable condition after surgery but there was no timetable as to how long he would remain hospitalized.
Authorities told the Associated Press that Copeland and Katrine Saltara were hospitalized with minor injuries and a second woman, Catherine Somani, also suffered minor injuries in the attack.
Police said Copeland and Saltara were arguing on the street outside the nightclub around 4 a.m. when the alleged attacker tried to interfere. The suspect then took out a knife and started to slash people in the group, police said.
A 22-year-old suspect is said to be in custody.
Times staff writer Austin Knoblauch contributed to this report.