NBA Star Tony Parker Injured in Chris Brown Fight
Spurs' guard damages retina, will miss time with French Olympic team
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jun 16, 2012 10:37 AM CDT
French basketball player Tony Parker gives a press conference in Paris.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker says he suffered a scratched retina on one of his eyes during a New York City nightclub brawl involving singer Chris Brown and members of hip-hop star Drake's entourage. Parker, a native of France, described the incident yesterday in Paris. He said he expects to be sidelined for about a week while the French team prepares for the Summer Olympics. Parker said he was wearing a "therapeutic" contact lens and had to go to an emergency room for treatment after arriving in Paris.

"I was with my friend Chris Brown and me and my friends took some punches, so I'll be missing the start of the French team because I can't do anything for a week except keep the lens in and then take drops." The brawl took place early Thursday at W.i.P in SoHo. "They started throwing bottles everywhere," said Parker. "I don't know what happened. At first it was OK, but then it started getting worse and when the plane landed it was really hurting so I went straight to the ER." For photos of the brawl aftermath, see TMZ.

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Jun 17, 2012 4:28 PM CDT
Once again a member of the elite one percent gets in trouble, if the Spurs management had any balls they would fine his sorry ass.
Jun 17, 2012 3:11 AM CDT
You lie down with dogs, you get up with fleas.
Jun 16, 2012 7:52 PM CDT
I don't believe you can scratch your retina. That's in the back of the eye, I'm pretty sure they meant the cornea.