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Hawks’ Chandler Parsons suffers concussion, whiplash in auto accident

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ATLANTA, GA - DECEMBER 27: Chandler Parsons #31 of the Atlanta Hawks stretches before the game against the Milwaukee Bucks on December 27, 2019 at State Farm Arena in Atlanta, Georgia. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by Scott Cunningham/NBAE via Getty Images)

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Chandler Parsons, who remains on the Atlanta Hawks roster but has played just 54 minutes this season, will now miss more time due to injuries suffered in a car crash on Wednesday, the team announced.

Parsons, 31, was involved in an automobile accident after leaving practice on Wednesday, according to the team. He suffered whiplash and a concussion, and now has been placed in the league’s concussion protocol and will not join the team on its road trip to San Antonio Friday.

Parsons is in the final season of a four-year, $94 million contract he signed with the Grizzlies in the overspending summer of 2016. Injuries have sidelined him through much of that contract, he has never played in more than 36 games in a season since signing it.