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Former UF player Chandler Parsons may have career-ending injuries after being hit by drunk driver

Chandler Parsons, Markieff Morris
Posted at 1:31 PM, Jan 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-20 13:31:47-05

Former University of Florida basketball player and Florida native Chandler Parsons may have suffered career-ending injuries in a car accident caused by a drunk driver last week, the law firm representing him said.

Parsons, now in his 9th NBA season, was placed on the NBA's concussion protocol last Wednesday after suffering a concussion and whiplash in the crash.

Morgan & Morgan, who is representing Parsons, said he "suffered multiple severe and permanent injuries including a traumatic brain injury, disc herniation and a torn labrum."

Chandler Parsons
ATLANTA, GA - MARCH 13: Chandler Parsons #25 of the Florida Gators reacts against Kentucky Wildcats during the championship game of the SEC Men's Basketball Tournament at Georgia Dome on March 13, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

The driver who caused the crash was reportedly arrested and charged with DUI.

"The at-fault driver created utter chaos on the roadway, needlessly endangering the lives of countless motorists; he now stands charged with DUI, admitted drinking, had alcohol in the car with him, passed out after causing a three-car crash at 2:00PM on a Wednesday in a busy intersection, seriously injuring and potentially ending Mr. Parsons' career as a professional athlete," the law firm said.

The 31-year-old Casselberry, FL native helped the University of Florida reach the Elite 8 in the NCAA tournament in 2011.

Information from this article provided by ESPN.