Kings Sue Exercise Ball Maker after Player Hurt

The Sacramento Kings basketball team is suing three companies in federal court over an exercise ball that burst and injured one of their players.

Roger Dreyer, the lawyer representing the team, said on Wednesday that Francisco Garcia broke his right wrist after the ball known as the Gymnic “Burst Resistant” Plus Stability Ball did indeed burst while he was laying on it and lifting weights.

The Sacramento Bee reports that the lawsuit is seeking $4 million the team paid to the injured player from Italy-based manufacturer Ledraplastic, ball distributor M-F Athletic Company and Ball Dynamics International.

The newspaper says strength and conditioning coaches throughout the NBA have stopped using the ball for bench press exercise.