This is definitely something you don't want to see from any NBA player, especially a young rookie who's still trying to find their place in the league.
Malik Monk was selected with the 11th pick in the 2017 NBA draft, selected by the Charlotte Hornets. After a stellar season with Kentucky in college -- Monk averaged almost 20 points a game for the Wildcats --, many predicted that Monk would a huge addition for the Hornets at the shooting guard slot.
Unfortunately for Charlotte and Monk himself, Malik has disappointed in his rookie year, holding averages of 5.0 points and 1.2 assists a game in only 12 minutes of court time a game. And his season has only gotten worse.
According to multiple reports, Monk was involved in a car accident early Sunday morning, and was cited by police officers for careless driving.
Thankfully, reports state that Monk wasn't under the influence of drugs or alcohol while behind the wheel, which is a plus.
"According to police documents obtained by TMZ Sports, Monk was driving near the University of Arkansas around 5:46 AM when his red 2002 Lexus ran off the road and crashed into a gate.
The car was pretty jacked up and was towed to a nearby impound lot. Monk was allowed to retrieve his personal items which included money, basketballs, shoes and jerseys.
Monk told police, "I was driving, looked down for a second then I just hit a bump. Happened fast."
It also seems like Monk wasn't injured in the accident, but that's still yet to be confirmed at this stage. Given that he didn't need to be carted off to hospital after the crash, it's more than likely he was only shaken up and will be good to play Thursday against the Brooklyn Nets.
Still, after the season Monk has had to open up his NBA career, getting into car accidents definitely isn't helping anyone.