See how the Indiana Pacers star’s leg snaps gruesomely after this fast break.
It is one of the more freakish injuries seen on a basketball court in some time, with Indiana’s Paul George set to miss a large chunk of playing time due to his broken leg.
George, playing for team blue as part of the American World Cup trial camp, looked to chase down a lay-up from James Harden before his leg collided with the bottom of the basket support.
His leg immediately crumbled as it was clear he had broken it with medical staff rushing onto the court and the game being stopped for 10 minutes.
After George was taken from the court the game was called off out of respect for the Injured star.
“[George] appeared, like, stoic,” USA head coach Mike Krzyzewski said afterward. “They allowed his father to touch him and to comfort him. I thought our trainers did a great job, right away, of making sure, emotionally, he was as good as possible. But Paul reacted well.”
“With the serious injury that we had,” Krzyzewski announced to the assembled crowd, “and the fact that we stopped playing for a long time and, really, in respect for Paul and his family, the scrimmage is done. We want to thank you for your support.”
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
It is unclear at this stage how much playing time George is expected to miss, with the nature of it being a clean break lending itself to a more complete and quicker recovery.