Tony Parker, who will marshal the French team at the Olympics, will be out of action for seven days after suffering an eye injury when a fight broke out in a New York nightclub, the San Antonio Spurs guard said on Friday.
His injury, however, will not rule him out of the Games.
The three-times NBA champion said he got some shards of glass in his left eye during the incident on Wednesday.
“I was there with a bunch of friends when a fight broke out. They started to throw bottles about… I got it all,” Parker told a news conference.
“The cornea has been touched. I can’t do anything for seven days… But I was lucky. The injury won’t prevent me from competing the Olympics in any way,” he added.
Parker is due to join the French Olympic squad on June 20.
Medal hopefuls France have been drawn with the United States in the group stage of the Olympic tournament.
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Chris BrownÂ isn’t the only celebrity whoÂ suffered an injuryÂ during the now-infamous melee involving Breezy andÂ DrakeÂ on Wednesday night at theÂ W.i.P.Â nightclub in New York City. According to a new report,Â San Antonio SpursÂ guardÂ Tony Parker, who was at the club with his girlfriendÂ when the fight broke out, was also injured when a piece of glass hit him in the eye.
“I was quietly with my friends when a fight broke out,” Parker told the French media shortly after touching down in France earlier today to begin prepping for theÂ 2012 Olympic Games. “Bottles started flying everywhere. I tried to protect my girlfriend and I got everything. The cornea was affected. I cannot do anything for seven days…I was luckyâ€¦[They] almost had to give me stitches.”
Wow. This fight story just keeps getting crazier.