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Raptors’ Sharone Wright injured in car wreck

July 26, 1997

MACON, Ga. (AP) _ Toronto Raptors center Sharone Wright broke his left arm in four places and fractured his collar bone in a car crash in his hometown.

Wright, 24, and two friends were on their way to direct a basketball clinic at a Boys and Girls Club on Friday when his Mercedes-Benzr skidded off the road and rolled about 200 feet, Bibb County police officials said.

Carolyn Wright, the player’s mother, said her son was treated and released from the Medical Center of Central Georgia.

``I think he’s going to be OK,″ Carolyn Wright told The Macon Telegraph.

Former college players Kenny Brown and Ervin Josey also were treated and released.

``We hope that Sharone and anyone else involved is OK,″ said Glen Grunwald, Toronto’s vice president and assistant general manager. ``All we have is a very preliminary report. We’ll have to wait and see exactly what it means.″

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