The Atlanta Hawks confirmed on Monday afternoon that their All-Star forward, Paul Millsap, was involved in a vehicular accident when his car struck a motorcycle.
Millsap was not harmed in the accident but the motorcycle driver was rushed to the hospital and is in serious condition. Per Chris Vivlamore of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Louisiana Tech product was not the one at fault in the mishap.
According to police report: Paul Millsap not at fault in accident. Motorcycle driver cited for failure to maintain lane.
— Chris Vivlamore (@CVivlamoreAJC) October 18, 2016
In Tuesday morning's team practice, Millsap showed up and participated without any complications. He is still slated to start for the Hawks in their season opener.
The 6-foot-8 forward had this to say when asked how he is after the accident and if he contacted the motorcycle driver.
“It’s tough. It’s good that I have family and friends around to support me and who are helping me through this process.”
“I reached out to the family because it is important that he is doing well. I wanted to send my best wishes to him.”
The new-look Hawks kick off their regular season on October 27 at home, when they host the New Orleans Pelicans.