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All-Star George Suffers Gruesome Injury in Exhibition

Updated: 08/02/2014 2:19 PM
Created: 08/01/2014 10:01 PM KSTP.com

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.

After roughly 10 minutes of stoppage, George was taken out of the arena on a stretcher. Coach Mike Krzyzewski then announced to the crowd that the scrimmage would not be finished.

The White team led George's Blue team 81-71.

George was considered a lock to make the final 12-man roster for the World Cup of Basketball that starts later this month in Spain.

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Indiana Pacers' Paul George is taken off the court after he was injured during the USA Basketball Showcase game Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, in Las Vegas.
Photo: AP/John Locher

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