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Indiana Pacers star Paul George suffers gruesome injury in Team USA scrimage

By Kayla Stroud,

Indiana Pacers star Paul George sustained a gruesome injury Friday night during a scrimmage game for the Team USA national basketball team.

According to CBS Sports, George's right leg buckled after a hard landing when he fouled Houston Rockets player James Harden on a drive to the basket during the opening seconds of the fourth quarter.

Players and the crowd were both left stunned.

Medics, U.S. coach Mike Krzyzewski and members of George's family who were in attendance immediately rushed to his side, ESPN reports.

George was stretchered out to a standing ovation from the crowd.

The injury is being compared to the one Louisville player Kevin Ware sustained. He broke his leg during the final stages of the NCAA tournament in 2013.

George has been considered to be a basketball star on the rise. While the Pacers were eliminated in the 2014 Eastern Conference Finals, many believe that the young team were in the running to compete for the NBA Championship next season. His status is unknown at the moment.

"We are aware of the injury sustained by Paul George in Friday night's Team USA game in Las Vegas," Pacers President of Basketball Operations Larry Bird said in a statement released by the team. "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."

You can see the injury in the GRAPHIC video here.

image courtesy of INFphoto.com

 
 

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