Hawks’ Austin Rivers says Chandler Parsons is ‘doing better’ after scary car accident
Last week, Parsons was involved in a car accident as he was driving home from practice in the Atlanta suburb of Brookhaven. According to his lawyers, he was hit by a driver who was reportedly charged with driving under the influence of alcohol. Rivers said that he reached out to Parsons’ friends and family.
“I called and talk to his friends and family last night,” Rivers said, per Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle. “It’s scary what happened to him. It’s very unfortunate what happened. They seemed in good spirits last night about the fact he’s doing better. I didn’t talk to him, obviously.”
Parsons Reportedly Suffered Traumatic Brain Injury
According to his legal team, the 31-year-old suffered a traumatic brain injury, disk herniation, and a torn labrum. The Hawks, for their part, said that Parsons has been diagnosed with a concussion and whiplash. He’ll undergo the league’s concussion protocol.
The main focus lies on regaining his health. Whether or not he’ll suit up again in still unclear. Parsons and his crew are going through the recovery process step by step.
Parsons joined the Hawks this season following a trade with the Memphis Grizzlies. In five games donning the Hawks jersey, Parsons averaged 2.8 points and 1.4 rebounds. The forward was drafted 38th overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft. Tagged as a journeyman, the Florida native has played for the Houston Rockets and Dallas Mavericks before joining the Grizzlies in 2016.
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