Ray Allen Shows Off His Bloody and Scary Pictures From Dangerous Bike Accident

Published July 19, 2021 at 1:30 PM

NBA legend Ray Allen has recently shared some photos of him on Instagram showing the injuries he suffered from a bike accident.

In the post, Allen said that he ran over a tree branch after trying to get out of the way of a car that was behind him. He was thrown from his bike after that.

The two-time NBA champion said that he probably wouldn't have gotten away with the accident if it wasn't for his helmet. His helmet have saved him from a more serious injury.

Allen emphasized the importance of wearing a helmet while biking.

«Yesterday as I approached the end of my bike ride, I was cruising through my neighborhood and a car pulled up slowly behind me. I sped up to get out of the way. As I looked back behind me, the car was gone, but, the minute I turned my head back to what was in front of me, it was too late. I ran over a tree branch that was in the road and my front wheel went haywire and threw me from the bike. I landed on my face, shoulder and hip. 😩 I walked about 100 yards back to my house in shock. When I got into the house I lost my breath and almost passed out. My wife immediately took me to the hospital to make sure that I didn't have any internal bleeding. Had my vitals checked and a few X-rays taken and all was ok. Thank God I had my helmet on because as you can see in the picture my head hit the ground and I didn't even realize it. I wasn't riding fast at all but the ground still took its toll. When you're riding you can't take your eyes off the road because something bad could happen! My helmet saved me from a far worse fate. I didn't want to post this at all because no one wants to show their hiccups in life but it's ok to show your vulnerabilities. More importantly, i had to post this as a reminder for everyone to please wear your helmets when you ride.»

Last May, Utah Jazz legend Mark Eaton was fatally involved in another bike accident. He was found lying on the road around 8:30 p.m. after apparently crashing his bike in Summit County, Utah.
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