Things aren’t looking too good for NBA player Paul George. The Indiana Pacers’ small forward suffered a serious leg injury Friday (Aug. 1), during a Team USA showcase at UNLV’s Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nev. While trying to block the Houston Rockets’ James Harden, George landed awkwardly on his right leg. The 6’9 All-Star was later carried on a stretcher off the court, leading U.S. coach Mike Krzyzewski to cancel the remainder of the scrimmage out of respect for George and his family.
Coach Mike Krzyzewski announces out of respect to Paul George and his family, the rest of the game will not be played pic.twitter.com/zP9cPjC0Fp
— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) August 2, 2014
Thoughts and prayers going out to @Paul_George24. Wishing you a speedy recovery.
— Dwight Howard (@DwightHoward) August 2, 2014
Minor setback for a major comeback PG.
— Kevin Ware (@5Juice) August 2, 2014
Pacers President Larry Bird also released a statement on the incident saying, ”We are aware of the injury sustained by Paul George in Friday night’s Team USA game in Las Vegas and we are obviously greatly concerned. At this time our thoughts and prayers are with Paul. We are still gathering details and will have an updated statement Saturday.” George was aiming to be a finalist to make the Team USA roster for the World Cup, ESPN reports. You can view the video at your own discretion below. //www.youtube.com/embed/Bd3B2DsHQTg Photo Credit: Getty Images