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Basketball: Pacers star George suffers major leg injury

Published on Aug 2, 2014 11:33 AM
Paul George #29 of the 2014 USA Basketball Men's National Team is tended to as he lies on the court after badly injuring his leg defending a play during a USA Basketball showcase at the Thomas & Mack Center on Aug 1, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. -- PHOTO: AFP 

LAS VEGAS (AFP) - Indiana Pacers star Paul George suffered an apparently severe lower right leg injury on Friday in a United States intra-squad scrimmage in preparation for the Basketball World Cup.

The injury was bad enough that the exhibition at the Thomas and Mack Center was immediately halted and George was quickly hospitalized.

George landed and his leg buckled near the basket stanchion after he fouled James Harden on a drive to the basket early in the fourth quarter.

Harden immediately doubled over in shock upon seeing the injury and medical personnel, US coach Mike Krzyzewski and members of George's family attending the game moved to comfort him.

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