Brisbane Bullets basketballer Harry Froling has been hospitalised with a serious head injury after getting knocked unconscious during a night out in Wollongong.

Police were called to Crown Street at around 2:40am on Sunday following the Bullets’ NBL away game against the Illawarra Hawks.

The 24-year-old centre, who played in the game, was discovered unconscious on the footpath and taken to Wollongong Hospital.

Froling discharged himself later that morning before flying back to Brisbane where he attended Prince Charles Hospital.

Scans reveal Froling has a serious head injury he remains recovering in hospital.

Police are searching for a man that was seen on Crown Street at about the time of the incident.

He is described as being of Caucasian appearance, aged in his 20s, with short brown hair.

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Harry Froling spent a season with the Illawarra Hawks before returning to Brisbane.(ABC Illawarra: Justin Huntsdale)

Froling to miss remainder of season

The Bullets released a statement confirming Froling would not play again this season.

“The Brisbane Bullets are working closely with NSW police and NBL integrity unit as they investigate the circumstances surrounding an alleged assault on Harry Froling.

“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.

“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 and love to Harry, and his family.

“The club respectfully asks for privacy for the Froling family at this time.”

Froling spent last season living in Wollongong while playing for the Illawarra Hawks, before he re-signed with the Bullets for the 2022 to 2023 season.