Atlanta Hawks ahead Chandler Parsons’ NBA profession could also be over after he was injured in a drunk driving crash. Parsons was driving residence from apply round 2 p.m. final week when he was struck by a drunk driver. The workforce initially downplayed the severity of his accidents, issuing an announcement saying he suffered a concussion and whiplash.
It seems, Parsons’ accidents had been extra severe than initially thought, and so they might pressure the 31-year-old into early retirement. His legal professionals issued an announcement saying that he suffered a traumatic mind damage, a herniated disc, and a torn labrum within the accident.
“Chandler is having a troublesome time accepting the implications of the defendant’s reckless conduct on the roadway,” his legal professionals mentioned. “Chandler was in peak bodily situation on the time of the wreck. He’s now working with a workforce of medical doctors to regain his well being, and at the moment, his skill to return to play is unclear. Our focus proper now’s on serving to him make a full restoration, whereas we additionally work to carry any and all accountable events totally accountable.”
Officers haven’t recognized the motive force, however he was taken into custody and is dealing with DUI fees.
“The at-fault driver created utter chaos on the roadway, needlessly endangering the lives of numerous motorists,” Parsons’ legal professionals wrote. “He now stands charged with DUI, admitted ingesting, had alcohol within the automotive with him, handed out after inflicting a three-car crash at 2:00 p.m. on a Wednesday in a busy intersection.”
Parsons has been struggling to remain on the courtroom amid continual knee issues. He signed a four-year, $94.eight million cope with the Memphis Grizzlies in July 2016, however has performed in simply 100 video games since then. He was traded to the Hawks over the summer time however solely performed in 5 video games earlier than the accident.