Parker injured in NYC night club brawl
San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker said he sustained a scratched retina on one of his eyes during a brawl in New York City nightclub Thursday, according to NBA.com.
The fight involved singer Chris Brown and members of hip-hop star Drake’s entourage.
Parker described the incident Friday in Paris during a news conference posted on YouTube while wearing dark sunglasses. He said he expects to be sidelined for about a week while his French team prepares for the London Olympics.
The San Antonio star said he was wearing a “therapeutic” contact lens and had to go to an emergency room for treatment 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,” Parker said.
Police said Brown, his girlfriend and his bodyguard were among several people injured during the fight early Thursday at W.i.P in SoHo.
The Spurs declined to comment.