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
NBA Star Tony Parker Injured in Chris Brown Fight
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.

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"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. (Read more Chris Brown stories.)

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