Uh oh! Indiana Pacers star Paul George suffered a lower right leg fracture during the U.S. national team’s intrasquad scrimmage at UNLV on Friday (August 1)… leaving his upcoming NBA season in doubt.
According to ESPN.com, the 24-year-old underwent successful surgery later that night and will remain hospitalized for another three days. USA Basketball confirmed in a statement after his surgery that George has suffered an open tibia-fibula fracture.
While sources say there was no additional damage besides the fractures, doctors believe George will likely miss all of next season.
George suffered the injury 27 seconds into the fourth quarter, when he landed and his leg buckled after he fouled James Harden on a drive to the basket.
“Thanks everybody for the love and support.. I’ll be ok and be back better than ever!!! Love y’all!!,” George tweeted Friday (August 1).
Thanks everybody for the love and support.. I'll be ok and be back better than ever!!! Love y'all!! #YoungTrece
— Paul George (@Yg_Trece) August 2, 2014