Published: Tue, January 21, 2020
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

National Basketball Association player's career in jeopardy after auto hit by drunk driver: Lawyer

National Basketball Association player's career in jeopardy after auto hit by drunk driver: Lawyer

The driver of the auto that struck Parsons was ultimately arrested for driving under the influence, though that information does little to help Parsons, whose professional career is now in jeopardy.

Morgan & Morgan added that Parsons is having a "difficult time accepting the consequences" of the "reckless conduct". The driver was arrested for drinking and driving, they said. The driver who allegedly hit Parsons was unconscious at the wheel when police arrived, according to USA Today, citing an incident report.

The man involved in the accident with Mr. Parsons has since been charged with a DUI.

An American law firm has said that Chandler Parsons' NBA career could be over after "a traumatic brain injury". The Atlanta Hawks, who traded for Parsons this offseason, entered him in the concussion protocol Wednesday and noted that he had whiplash from the accident, not mentioning any further injuries to their player.

The team has not disclosed any further details about his injuries or the crash. "Our focus right now is on helping him make a full recover, while we also work to hold any and all responsible parties fully accountable".

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Morgan & Morgan said Parsons had been in "peak physical condition" prior to the accident.

According to Morgan & Morgan, his ability to return to play is unclear.

Parsons, 31, has been plagued by chronic knee injuries since signing a four-year, $94.8 million deal with the Memphis Grizzlies in July 2016, appearing in just 100 games in four-plus seasons over that stretch.

Just last month, Parsons reported he was "the most healthy I've been in a long time". In college, Parsons was named an NCAA All-American while playing for the Florida Gators.

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