Paul George Suffers Gruesome Injury During Team USA Scrimmage
By Ed Mazza
Paul George of the Indiana Pacers suffered a horrific injury during the Team USA Scrimmage in Las Vegas.
After fouling James Harden early in the fourth quarter, George came down awkwardly and his right lower leg snapped.
George was taken off the court on a stretcher:
Roughly two hours after the injury, George — or someone writing on his behalf — sent out the following tweet: Thanks everybody for the love and support.. I’ll be ok and be back better than ever!!!
Love y’all!! #YoungTrece
The game stopped for approximately 10 minutes, and then coach Mike Krzyzewski addressed the crowd, saying the game would not be completed.
“I want to thank the crowd here for understanding what was most important,” he said, according to Fox Sports.
George was expected to make the roster of the team that will compete in the World Cup of Basketball, which starts on August 30 in Spain.
“This is a tough blow, not only for USA basketball but for the Indiana Pacers,” USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo said, according to ESPN. “And so as an organization we’re just going to let a little time go by here before we address rosters… it seems so unimportant in scheme of things. When you have something like this, it puts things in perspective.”