Dallas Mavericks star Shawn Bradley ‘paralyzed’ after being struck from behind by car while riding bike

DALLAS Mavericks star Shawn Bradley is "paralyzed" after being struck from behind by a car while riding a bike.

The seven-foot-six former NBA center was involved in the accident back on January 20.

In a statement today, Dallas Mavericks said that Bradley suffered a traumatic spinal cord injury that left him paralyzed.

The sports star underwent neck fusion surgery and has since been in hospital undergoing rehabilitation, according to the team.

Bradley is reportedly in "good spirits" and plans to "use his accident as a platform to bring greater public awareness to the importance of bicycle safety."

Mavericks owner Mark Cuban said: "We are saddened to hear of Shawn's accident. Shawn has always been incredible determined and shown a fighting spirit.

"We wish him nothing but the best in his recovery. He will always be a part of our Mavs family."

General Manager Donnie Nelson added: "In his eight-plus seasons in Dallas, Shawn demonstrated all of the qualities you want in a person representing your organization.

"He has always exhibited unwavering grit and determination and we are thinking of him at this difficult time. He is a Maverick for life."

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