Paul George suffered one of the worst leg injury we’ve seen in recent basketball history. However, Paul isn’t letting the situation get him down. Just hours after it happened on Aug. 1, the NBA star spoke out about the devastating injury.
The basketball world was shocked to watch on Aug. 1 as Indiana Pacers star Paul George, 24, experienced a gruesome right leg injury live on television at the Team USA Basketball scrimmage in Las Vegas. The NBA player is currently resting after the injury, but took the time to speak out about the injury and give fans a sigh of relief.
Paul George Breaks Silence After Horrific Leg Injury
Paul isn’t one to stay quiet, even amidst a scary situation. During the Team USA Basketball scrimmage, Paul leapt up to prevent a shot by James Harden and hit the base of basket. When his leg met the base, it twisted and broke instantly.
He was taken to the hospital and into surgery. Paul had fractured his tibia and fibula bones in his lower right leg, Indy Star reports. He received mass amounts of support from fans and he thanked them for thinking of him during such a difficult time.
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 1, 2014
“Appreciate the champ @floydmayweather visiting me in the hospital.. Gave me some great advice and kept my spirits high!! Appreciate you once again big bro! #TBE #TMT,” Paul wrote.
Paul George: When Will He Play Basketball Again?
While nothing has been confirmed as of yet, Paul is likely to be off the court for the 2014-2015 season, a source told Yahoo! Sports.
USA Basketball announced on Aug. 2 that Paul will stay in the hospital for three days. He had a “good surgery” and no “ancillary damage” was found.
HollywoodLifers, what do you think about Paul’s sweet message to fans? Are you hoping to see him back out on the court? Let us know!
— Avery Thompson