Feb 19, 2014; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Indiana Pacers forward Paul George (24) against the Minnesota Timberwolves at Target Center. The Timberwolves defeated the Pacers 104-91. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

Paul George: 'I'll be ok' following leg injury

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Paul George has made his first public comments (via Twitter) following the terrible leg injury he suffered during Team USA’s Blue and White scrimmage on Friday.

As George notes, he received an enormous amount of support after the injury that resulted him being carted off the court and Team USA coach Mike Krzyzewski calling the scrimmage early. It seemed just about every NBA player with a Twitter account paid their respects to George via the social media site.

George suffered the injury at the start of the fourth quarter while trying to defend a James Harden layup following a fastbreak. George’s leg buckled after the block attempt.

Indiana Pacers president Larry Bird and NBA commissioner Adam Silver were among those that released a statement as a result of George’s injury.

From Bird:

“We are aware of the injury sustained by Paul George in Friday night’s Team USA game in Las Vegas and we are obviously greatly concerned. At this time our thoughts and prayers are with Paul. We are still gathering details and will have an updated statement Saturday.”

From Silver:

“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.”

ESPN’s Dr. Michael Kaplan estimated that George will miss 9-12 months due to the injury. He averaged 21.7 points and 6.8 rebounds per game this past season.

 

 

 

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