The Atlanta Hawks forward suffers a traumatic brain injury, disc herniation and a torn labrum after being involved in a three-car crash caused by an alleged drunk driver last week.

AceShowbiz - Chandler Parsons' career as a professional basketball player may be cut short after a recent car accident. In a statement released on Monday, January 20, attorneys John Morgan and Nick Panagakis said the car crash left the NBA star "seriously injuring and potentially ending Mr. Parsons' career as a professional athlete."

It was initially believed that the injuries he was suffering from the incident were not that serious, but it turns out that he "suffered multiple severe and permanent injuries including a traumatic brain injury, disc herniation and a torn labrum."

"Chandler was seriously injured in this crash, which never should have occurred," the lawyers said. "Chandler was in peak physical condition at the time of the wreck. 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."

The attorneys continued in the statement, "Chandler is having a difficult time accepting the consequences of the defendant’s reckless conduct on the roadway. 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."

On Wednesday, January 15, Chandler's car was struck by another driver, who has been arrested and charged with driving under the influence. According to the Brookhaven, Ga., police department, the 31-year-old athlete's vehicle was crossing an intersection when his car was struck. The driver who caused the accident was unconscious at the wheel when police arrived.

Chandler told police he had back, neck and head injuries but did not want to be transported to a hospital. The Atlanta Hawks later said in a statement that "after a medical evaluation at the Emory Sports Medicine Complex, Parsons has been diagnosed with a concussion and whiplash."

Following the car crash, Chandler did not travel with the team to San Antonio, Texas, on Friday for their game against the Spurs.

A third driver, whose car was also involved in the accident, also declined transportation to a hospital.

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