Indiana Pacers' Paul George suffered a serious leg injury during the U.S. national team's intrasquad scrimmage at UNLV's Thomas & Mack Center Friday night.
The guard/forward landed and then buckled at the base of the basket stanchion after he pursued James Harden in transition defense, just 27 seconds into the fourth quarter.
While a lot did not get a clear look at the injury, fans chanted his name in the hopes of seeing him stand up.
George was taken off the court in a stretcher to a standing ovation. Coach Mike Krzyzewski then led the players to mid-court and informed the crowd they were calling off the remainder of the scrimmage.
A report from ESPN said George was taken to the Hospital for Special Surgery in Las Vegas, Nevada.
With the injury, George is most likely to miss the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup and NBA's regular season as well.
George tweeted the following after the gruesome injury:
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
George averaged 21.7 points, 6.8 rebounds and 3.5 assists last season for Indiana.
Sources: CBS Sports, ESPN