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NBA legend Ray Allen survives bike crash

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Ray Allen was involved in a bike crash which left him with minor injuries.

The Hall Of Famer posted a photo of bruises from his accident on Instagram, recalling that he ran over a tree branch after trying to check the status of a vehicle behind him.

“I ran over a tree branch that was in the road and my front wheel went haywire and threw me from the bike,” he wrote. “I landed on my face, shoulder and hip. I got up immediately and walked about 100 yards back to my house in shock. When I got into the house I lost my breath and almost passed out.”

Allen’s wife rushed him to the hospital to check for internal bleeding, and fortunately, all tests came back negative.

The sharpshooting superstar noted that he avoided fatal injuries thanks to his helmet.

“My helmet saved me from a far worse fate. I didn’t want to post this at first because no one wants to show their missteps in life, but as you get older, you learn that life isn’t always about being cool or perfect. It is ok to be vulnerable! More importantly, I had to post this as a reminder for everyone to please wear your helmets when you ride,” he said.