According to multiple reports, Indiana Pacers star Paul George will likely miss the entire 2014-15 NBA season with a compound right leg fracture.
George suffered the injury in the fourth quarter of last night’s Team USA Blue vs White scrimmage.
In a statement released after surgery was completed, USA Basketball confirmed George suffered an open tibia-fibula fracture and is expected to remain hospitalized for about three days. Dr. Riley Williams, a Team USA orthopedist who also works with the Brooklyn Nets, was with George.
Sources close to the situation told ESPN that while there was no additional damage besides the fractures, doctors believe George likely will miss all of next season, though no official prognosis has been given.
Pacers guard Paul George had a “good surgery. No ancillary damage” but likely out for next season, a source told Yahoo Sports.
— Marc J. Spears (@SpearsNBAYahoo) August 2, 2014
George landed awkwardly and his right leg instantly split in half during the fourth quarter of last night’s scrimmage. Here is the GIF (view at your own risk).
Early prognosis was that George will miss anywhere from 6-12 months.
Team USA coach Mike Kzyzewski called off the rest of the scrimmage immediately after the George was carted off the court.