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Journeyman Atlanta Hawks forward Chandler Parsons, 31 who had appeared in only five games this season, suffered “multiple severe injuries” that are potentially career-ending from a serious automobile accident that happened when Parson was driving home from practice around 2:00 PM on January 15., caused by a man arrested for drinking and driving.
In a statement from Morgan & Morgan Law firm that is representing Parsons, the veteran forward “suffered multiple severe and permanent injuries including a traumatic brain injury, disc herniation and a torn labrum.”
The Atlanta Hawks issued a statement today, “Atlanta Hawks forward Chandler Parsons remains in the first stage of the NBA’s concussion protocol and has not progressed to exertional challenges, such as light conditioning. Additionally, Parsons continues to receive treatment for symptoms of whiplash and the associated cervical disc injury. After discussing with Parsons, his medical team and the doctors at Emory Sports Medicine, it was agreed by all parties that it would be best for Parsons’ recovery for him to return home to California and continue to recover and rehabilitate under the treatment of a team of doctors and therapists overseen by the Hawks and Emory Sports Medicine staff.”
We are sending well wishes and a speedy recovery to Parsons.