No one said basketball would be easy
Last night (Friday) Indiana Pacers star Paul George suffered a terrible lower right leg fracture during the U.S. national team’s intrasquad scrimmage at UNLV.
However, he underwent a successful surgery later that night.
According to ESPN, in a statement released after the surgery was completed, USA Basketball confirmed George suffered an open tibia-fibula fracture and is expected to remain hospitalized for about three days. Dr. Riley Williams, a Team USA orthopedist who also works with the Brooklyn Nets, was with George.
Sources close to the situation told ESPN that although there wasn’t any additional damage other than the fractures, doctor believe George will most likely miss all of next season— though no official prognosis has been given.
Furthermore, here is a recap of last night from ESPN:
George’s leg landed and then buckled at the base of the basket stanchion after he fouled James Harden on a drive to the basket just 27 seconds into the fourth quarter. Medics, U.S. coach Mike Krzyzewski and members of George’s family who were at the game rushed to his side.
His right leg was put in an air cast, and he was taken to a Las Vegas hospital after being treated for about 15 minutes on the court. His family members accompanied him there.
George still remains hopeful and took to Twitter a few hours later to reassure everyone that he will be fine.
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) August 2, 2014
We will be waiting for you George.
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