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Chandler Parsons suffers serious injuries in car crash with drunk driver

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Chandler Parsons was involved in a serious car accident last week that left him with injuries that could threaten his NBA career.

Morgan & Morgan, the legal team hired by Parsons, revealed in a statement on Monday that Parsons was involved in a car crash on Jan. 15 that left him with “multiple severe and permanent injuries including a traumatic brain injury, disc herniation and torn labrum.” The at-fault driver of the three-car crash admitted he was drinking before the accident and is facing DUI charges.

The statement said Parsons is currently working with doctors and his “ability to return to play is unclear.”

Parsons was traded to the Atlanta Hawks from the Memphis Grizzlies over the summer. He has appeared in five games this season and is averaging 2.8 points and 1.4 rebounds per game. He and the Grizzlies agreed to part ways after Parsons said he was fully recovered from a knee injury but the team still was not playing him. Memphis could not find a trade partner last year when Parsons wanted out, so the 31-year-old had to awkwardly return to the team for the remainder of the 2018-19 season.

Hopefully Parsons is able to make a full recovery, as that would be a tragic way to end his playing career.


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