Chandler Parsons' career potentially over after suffering 'permanent' injuries from car crash

MIAMI, FLORIDA - OCTOBER 29: Chandler Parsons #31 of the Atlanta Hawks looks on against the Miami Heat during the first half at American Airlines Arena on October 29, 2019 in Miami, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

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 conduct

Parsons 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.”

Unexpected misfortunes

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.

Parsons has seen healthier days with the Hawks. His numbers aren't the same ones that made him an asset to the Houston Rockets and Dallas Mavericks but he was working on getting that form back.

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.