The man who America has had in the back of their minds all week is finally speaking up!
NBA Superstar Paul George May Miss Upcoming Season After Suffering A Horrific Leg Injury That Happened During A Team USA Scrimmage!
This is just awful!
Indiana Pacers basketball player Paul George is one of the best players in the NBA and, at the age of 24, is also one of its youngest.
Which all made the world cringe that much harder when the star forward suffered a TERRIBLE right leg injury this past Friday during a Team USA intrasquad scrimmage game at UNLV's Thomas & Mack Center.
Doctors have diagnosed the injury as a open tibia-fibula fracture and it's expected that Paul George will miss the entire NBA season - a huge blow to any fans of not only his team but the entire league in general.
However the most important thing is Paul George's health, and the forward took to Twitter to make it known that he expects to come back better than ever. He wrote:
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
Many players took to Twitter to lend George their support, and to wish him a speedy recovery! Here are some of those tweets:
Hurt my stomach the moment I heard the news! I didn't want to believe it. Man I need u out there bro!… http://t.co/2ueciPRgtN
— LeBron James (@KingJames) August 2, 2014
Just saw the terrible news on Paul George. Such a great young player. Hope to see him back on the court soon….
— Dirk Nowitzki (@swish41) August 2, 2014
God bless u my brother @Paul_George24. Im hurt, praying for you. Praying for peace. Praying that God heals you in a supernatural way.
— Kevin Durant (@KDTrey5) August 2, 2014
Speedy recover for my guy PG! Praying for you and the fam. The comeback is going to be crazy! http://t.co/xHp295QbUE
— James Harden (@JHarden13) August 2, 2014
The worst part was that it was such a routine play and the gruesome injury happened only when George's leg hit the backboard stanchion - something he's probably done a million times before.
WARNING: The video of Paul George is VERY graphic and is VERY hard to watch - definitely is not for everyone.
With that said, you can watch the video (above) and/or check it out in slow mo (below).