Paul George is now out of surgery and in recovery.
After his tibia and fibula fracture on his right leg earlier this morning during a USA Basketball scrimmage at UNLV’s Thomas and Mack Center, George was rushed to Las Vegas’s Sun Hospital where he was immediately rushed into surgery. He is now out, resting, and will spend three days in surgery before being released.
Paul George injured his right leg when he came crashing down from the goal after trying to block the shout of Houston Rockets’ star James Harden. Celebrities such as James Lebron, Kevin Ware, Ty Lawson, and others took to Twitter to wish Paul George well and pray for his speedy recovery.
Ty Lawson said in his Twitter statement that the backstop of the basketball goal was too close to the ground, which sets apart the Thomas and Mack Center stanchion (2 feet, 2 inches closer to the baseline) from other arenas. The injury occurred with only 9 minutes and 33 seconds left on the clock, and Paul George’s injury ended the game – with his team losing to the white team by a score of 81-71.
Having averaged 3.5 assists, 6.8 rebounds, and 21.7 points during he and the Indiana Pacers’ run to the Eastern conference finals, Paul George was expected to make the USA All-Star team. George makes the sixth major player to have to withdraw from the international competition in recent days, joining the likes of players such as Blake Griffin, LaMarcus Aldridge, Kawhi Leonard, Kevin Love, and Russell Westbrook.