Injuries have derailed Chandler Parsons' promising career. Now, the Atlanta Hawks forward has suffered the worst, and probably the most fatal.
Parsons was involved in a car crash last week. His attorney at Morgan & Morgan said his client suffered “multiple severe and permanent injuries” from the crash.
The 31-year old suffered a series of potentially career-ending injuries including a traumatic brain injury, disc herniation and a torn labrum. Parsons was was in peak physical condition at the time of the accident according to his attorney.
"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. Our focus right now is on helping him make a full recovery, while we also work to hold any and all responsible parties fully accountable,” his attorney said.
Reckless conductParsons was on his way home after practice when an allegedly drunk driver hit him, causing a three-car crash at a busy intersection. The driver was arrested for drinking and driving, said Morgan & Morgan in a released statement.
“The at-fault driver created utter chaos on the roadway, needlessly endangering the lives of countless motorists; he now stands charged with DUI, admitted drinking, had alcohol in the car with him, passed out after causing a three-car crash at 2 p.m. on a Wednesday in a busy intersection, seriously injuring and potentially ending Mr. Parsons’ career as a professional athlete.”
It was unfortunate that Parsons has to suffer another injury that was totally out of his control. He had a difficult time accepting that according to Morgan & Morgan.
He signed a huge four-year with the Memphis Grizzlies but injuries hindered him from living up to that contract. The Grizzlies traded his expiring contract to the Hawks.
All hopes and prayers to the speedy recovery of Chandler Parsons.