Atlanta Hawks forward and former Florida Gator Chandler Parsons was involved in a serious car accident on Wednesday at 2 p.m. He was traveling home from practice when he was struck by a driver who was arrested for driving under the influence. Three cars were involved in the crash, which occurred in a busy intersection.
Parsons suffered a number of serious injuries including a traumatic brain injury, a disc herniation and a torn labrum. The injuries are potentially career-ending according to a statement released by his attorneys, John Morgan and Nick Panagakis of Morgan & Morgan.
“Chandler was in peak physical condition at the time of the wreck,” the statement said, per Yahoo! Sports’ Chris Haynes. “He is now working with a team of doctors to regain his health, and at this time, his ability to return to play is unclear.
Chandler Parsons hires Morgan & Morgan after being struck by individual who’s charged with DUI, according to attorney. Parsons suffered “multiple severe and permanent injuries including a traumatic brain injury, disc herniation and torn labrum.” His return to play is unclear. pic.twitter.com/GxvuNByzh5
— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) January 20, 2020
“Our focus right now is helping him make a full recovery, while we also work to hold any and all responsible parties fully accountable.”
Parsons made five appearances on the court for the Hawks this season. His last in-game action occurred on Dec. 27.
He is currently designated on the NBA’s injury report as having a concussion/whiplash.
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