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Former Mavericks center Shawn Bradley paralyzed after being struck by a driver while riding his bike

Former Dallas Mavericks center Shawn Bradley is paralyzed. This tragic news comes from a press release from the Mavericks on behalf of Bradley and his family.

On January 20, 2021, Bradley was riding his bicycle a block from his home in St. George, Utah when he was struck by a driver from behind, according to the release. The impact caused caused a “traumatic spinal cord injury,” leaving him paralyzed. He underwent neck fusion surgery, spending the last eight weeks hospitalized and undergoing rehabilitation.

“We are deeply saddened to hear of Shawn’s injury and our thoughts and prayers go out to him and his family,” Mavericks GM Donnie Nelson said in a statement.