Paul George Suffers Gruesome, Career-Threatening Leg Injury

Paul George Suffers Gruesome, Career-Threatening Leg Injury

Paul George’s 2014-2015 NBA season hasn’t even begun. It’s already over.

The Indiana Pacers all-star suffered a gruesome right leg injury in a Team USA scrimmage in Las Vegas Friday night. The fractured fibula and tibia came on a James Harden breakaway in which George fouled the Houston guard. George awkwardly hit the stanchion where it meets the floor behind the baseline. 

“We are aware of the injury sustained by Paul George in Friday night’s Team USA game in Las Vegas,” Indiana Pacers President Larry Bird commented in a statement released by the team, “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.”

The Joe Theismannesque broken leg came with 9:33 left in the fourth quarter. Team USA called off the remainder of the game following the injury. Numerous NBA players, surely to rethink future forays into offseason international play, took to Twitter to express their support for Paul George.