NBA Star Paul George Suffers Gruesome Leg Injury During Team USA Scrimmage

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During Friday’s Team USA Blue-White scrimmage, NBA star Paul George of the Indiana Pacers suffered a serious and gruesome right leg injury while going for a block in the fourth quarter.

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George’s right leg landed awkwardly against the base of the basket while he came down from the attempted block.

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Coach Mike Krzyzewski announced that the remainder of the Team USA scrimmage was cancelled soon after George was carted off the floor with a broken leg.

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ID: 3516512 writer Brian Windhorst reported the basket’s stanchion during the scrimmage, which George landed awkwardly against, appeared closer to the baseline than the distance in standard NBA games.

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Basket stanchions at Thomas & Mack Center appears to be significantly closer than NBA standard.

— Brian Windhorst (@WindhorstESPN)
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Larry Bird, the Pacers president of basketball operations, issued a statement on the Pacers’ Twitter account.

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Statement from Larry Bird about Paul George:

— Indiana Pacers (@Pacers)
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Players from around the league are sending their thoughts and prayers to George on Twitter.

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God bless u my brother @Paul_George24. Im hurt, praying for you. Praying for peace. Praying that God heals you in a supernatural way.

— Kevin Durant (@KDTrey5)
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Prayers go out to @Paul_George24 and his family! Keep ya head up G!

— James Harden (@JHarden13)
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Sick to my stomach for Paul George. He's tough as nails though. He'll be back big time.

— Steve Nash (@SteveNash)
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Including players like NBA guard Shaun Livingston and former Louisville basketball player Kevin Ware who both have suffered and recovered from similar gruesome leg injuries.

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I know people are in shock from Paul George's injury. He will be able to bounce back bc he has a warrior mentality.

— Shaun Livingston (@ShaunLivingston)
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Minor setback for a major comeback PG.

— Kevin Ware (@5Juice)
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23. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver also expressed support for George Friday night.

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Commissioner Adam Silver Statement on Paul George Injury

— NBA (@NBA)
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25. Several hours after the accident, George thanked his supporters and said he’d be back.

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Thanks everybody for the love and support.. I'll be ok and be back better than ever!!! Love y'all!! #YoungTrece

— Paul George (@Paul_George24)
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