USA Basketball's Paul George suffers gruesome leg injury

CBS News—August 2, 2014

Indiana Pacers All-Star Paul George has undergone successful surgery on his injured right leg and is expected to remain in the hospital for about three days.

The 6-foot-10 George is resting comfortably after surgery at Sunrise Hospital to repair the open tibia-fibula fracture, USA Basketball said in a release early Saturday morning. Dr. David Silverberg, Dr. Joseph Yu and USA Basketball team physician Riley Williams, MD (Brooklyn Nets, Hospital for Special Surgery), were present for the surgery, the release said.

George suffered the gruesome right leg injury late in the U.S. national team's intrasquad scrimmage Friday night. He leaped to contest a fast-break layup by James Harden with 9:33 left in the fourth quarter and his leg smashed against the bottom of the backboard stanchion and crumpled.

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