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Is this the end of the road for Chandler Parsons after serious and permanent injuries have been sustained following a drunk driver car crash after Chandler’s parts left Atlanta hocks practice on January 15? Is this Chandler Parsons update the one that lets us know Chandler Person’s basketball career is over?
Atlanta Hawks Forward Chandler Parsons says he suffered “multiple serious and permanent injuries” following a January 15 car crash that could “potentially” end his career.
Law firm Morgan & Morgan has released a statement (Yahoo Sports’ Chris Haynes) detailing the incident. A chauffeur who was later arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence hit Parsons on his way home from Hawks practice:
The statement states that Parsons suffered a head injury, a herniated disc and a torn lip in the accident.
“Chandler was in top physical condition at the time of the accident,” said his representatives. “He is now working with a team of doctors to regain health, and at this moment, his ability to play again is unclear.”
Parsons made five appearances for the Hawks, who acquired him from Memphis Grizzlies in July for Solomon Hill and Miles Plumlee. He hasn’t played since Atlanta’s 112-86 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks on December 27th.
Knee injuries have largely derailed his career in the NBA. He played 95 games during his three seasons with the Grizzlies.
However, during a December interview with HoopsHype’s Bryan Kalbrosky, the 31-year-old said he was “the healthiest I’ve seen in a long time”.
“My knees are fine, my body is fine,” he said. “I hope it is a blessing in disguise that I am not playing now and I will be ready. It is crap, but at the same time I am preserving my body and as I said … I am dying to play, but it is out of my control . ”
Last week the Hawks announced that Parsons had been involved in the accident and had been diagnosed with a concussion and a whiplash injury.
It is in the last year of the four-year $ 94.4 million contract that he signed with the Grizzlies in 2016.