Indiana Pacers All-Star Paul George suffered a gruesome right leg injury late in the U.S. national team's intrasquad scrimmage Friday night.
George 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.
People from all across the NBA tweeted their support for the Pacers' young star, and George himself took to Twitter to deliver a message to his fans:
Thanks everybody for the love and support.. I'll be ok and be back better than ever!!! Love y'all!! #YoungTrece— Paul George (@Paul_George24) August 2, 2014
Pray for PG and his family! Pray for the Doctors overseeing his recovery and that he comes back stronger than before. #USA— Stephen Curry (@StephenCurry30) August 2, 2014
Prayers pout to Paul George and his family. Stay strong brother— DeMarcus Cousins (@boogiecousins) August 2, 2014
Minor setback for a major comeback PG.— Kevin Ware (@5Juice) August 2, 2014
Get well soon big paul george. Much love. I kno u will come back stronger.— SHAQ (@SHAQ) August 2, 2014
Prayers out to @Paul_George24 and his family..— Russell Westbrook (@russwest44) August 2, 2014
God bless u my brother @Paul_George24. Im hurt, praying for you. Praying for peace. Praying that God heals you in a supernatural way.— Kevin Durant (@KDTrey5) August 2, 2014
Hurt my stomach the moment I heard the news! I didn't want to believe it. Man I need u out there bro!… http://t.co/2ueciPRgtN— LeBron James (@KingJames) August 2, 2014
Speedy recover for my guy PG! Praying for you and the fam. The comeback is going to be crazy! http://t.co/xHp295QbUE— James Harden (@JHarden13) August 2, 2014
Everybody pray for my bro @Paul_George24 and wish him a speedy recovery...Luv ya bro !!— John Wall (@John_Wall) August 2, 2014
Dang just learned about the injury. PRAYERS— Joel-Hans Embiid (@JoelEmbiid) August 2, 2014
Commissioner Adam Silver Statement on Paul George Injury pic.twitter.com/1gcZ7SNdar— NBA (@NBA) August 2, 2014