George suffers apparent serious leg injury
LAS VEGAS — Indiana Pacers star Paul George suffered what appeared to be a severe lower right leg injury Friday night during the Team USA intrasquad showcase game at UNLV.
George’s leg landed and then buckled at the base of the basket stanchion after he fouled James Harden on a drive to the basket just 27 seconds into the fourth quarter.
Teammates nearby by immediately reacted with Harden doubling over as George recoiled on the baseline. Medics, coach Mike Krzyzewski and members of George’s family who were at the game rushed to his side.
His right leg was put in an air cast and he was taken to a local hospital after being treated for about 15 minutes on the court.
After he left in an ambulance the rest of the game was canceled.