This is terrible
Friday night's Team USA scrimmage ended in one of the worst possible ways.
As the Indiana Pacers' Paul George chased down James Harden, he slammed into the base of the basket and snapped his leg sideways. The replay, frankly, is graphic, but if you have the stomach for it, you can watch it over at the New York Daily News.
Following a late-night surgery to repair the open tibia-fibula fracture, sources began reporting that George will likely miss the entire 2014-15 season. While players and coaches aimed to keep the focus on wishing George a swift recovery in the hours following the injury, it will nevertheless affect both the Pacers (George led his team to the conference finals last season, averaging 21.7 points and 6.8 rebounds) and Team USA's roster for the FIBA World Cup, which starts later this month.
"This is a very tough blow," Jerry Colangelo, director of USA Basketball, said afterward. "We need to just take a step back before we do anything at all. Our first concern, our primary concern, is Paul George… We're just going to let a little bit of time go by here before we address rosters or any of that stuff. It seems unimportant."