Aug 1, 2014; Las Vegas, NV, USA; USA Basketball players DeMarcus Cousins (36) and Kevin Durant (52) offer words of encouragement to guard Paul George as he is taken off the court on a gurney after suffering a leg injury during the USA Basketball Showcase at Thomas & Mack Center. Mandatory Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

Adam Silver releases statement on Paul George injury

During the Team USA Basketball Showcase on Friday night, the game came to an abrupt end after a gruesome lower leg injury to Indiana Pacers star Paul George. (GIF here)

George’s injury sent shockwaves through the NBA community, and NBA commissioner Adam Silver released a statement after learning of the news.

From USA Today Sports:

“It was difficult to watch the injury that Paul George sustained tonight while representing his country. The thoughts and prayers of all of us at the NBA are with Paul and his family.”

George went up to defend a shot from Houston Rockets star James Harden in the final quarter of the scrimmage, when everything went wrong.

The Pacers star came down awkwardly on his leg and it instantly snapped right in half.

He will now need to begin his therapy, which is expected to end his season and keep him out of action for nine to twelve months.

Hopefully George will be able to make a full recovery and return to top form. We wish George a full and speedy recovery.

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