FIBA World Cup: Paul George Suffers Freak Injury, Breaks Leg [PHOTOS and VIDEO]

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  • USA Team Blue guard Paul George lays on the floor after injuring his leg during the USA Basketball Showcase at Thomas & Mack Center.
    USA Team Blue guard Paul George lays on the floor after injuring his leg during the USA Basketball Showcase at Thomas & Mack Center. Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY
  • USA Team Blue guard Paul George (29) is carted off on a gurney after injuring his leg during the USA Basketball Showcase at Thomas &Mack Center.
    USA Team Blue guard Paul George (29) is carted off on a gurney after injuring his leg during the USA Basketball Showcase at Thomas &Mack Center. Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY
  • Team USA guard Paul George is carted off the floor on a gurney after suffering a lower leg injury during the USA Basketball Showcase at Thomas & Mack Center.
    Team USA guard Paul George is carted off the floor on a gurney after suffering a lower leg injury during the USA Basketball Showcase at Thomas & Mack Center. Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY
  • USA Team White center Andre Drummond looks on as teammate Paul George is tended to after suffering a leg injury during the USA Basketball Showcase at Thomas & Mack Center.
    USA Team White center Andre Drummond looks on as teammate Paul George is tended to after suffering a leg injury during the USA Basketball Showcase at Thomas & Mack Center. Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY
  • Team USA players Damian Lillard (22) and guard James Harden (32) look on as teammate Paul George is tended to after suffering a leg injury during the USA Basketball Showcase at Thomas & Mack Center.
    Team USA players Damian Lillard (22) and guard James Harden (32) look on as teammate Paul George is tended to after suffering a leg injury during the USA Basketball Showcase at Thomas & Mack Center. Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY
  • The USA Basketball team players and coaching staff look on as guard Paul George is tended to by medical personnel after suffering a leg injury during the USA Basketball Showcase at Thomas & Mack Center.
    The USA Basketball team players and coaching staff look on as guard Paul George is tended to by medical personnel after suffering a leg injury during the USA Basketball Showcase at Thomas & Mack Center. Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY
  • USA Basketball players DeMarcus Cousins (36) and Kevin Durant (52) offer words of encouragement to guard Paul George as he is taken off the court on a gurney after suffering a leg injury during the USA Basketball Showcase at Thomas & Mack Center.
    USA Basketball players DeMarcus Cousins (36) and Kevin Durant (52) offer words of encouragement to guard Paul George as he is taken off the court on a gurney after suffering a leg injury during the USA Basketball Showcase at Thomas & Mack Center. Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY
  • Players on the USA Team White bench react as Team Blue guard Paul George is tended to on the floor after suffering a leg injury during the USA Basketball Showcase at Thomas & Mack Center.
    Players on the USA Team White bench react as Team Blue guard Paul George is tended to on the floor after suffering a leg injury during the USA Basketball Showcase at Thomas & Mack Center. Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY
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Indiana Pacers shooting guard and national team member, Paul George, suffered a freak injury - breaking his leg - during the USA Basketball Showcase at the Thomas and Mack Center on Friday, Aug. 1 (U.S. time).

The exhibition game was put to a halt on the 9-minute-and-33-second mark after the high-leaping 24-year-old broke, what seemed to be, the tibia and fibula of his lower right extremity.

As of writing, there has yet to be any sort of information regarding the severity of the injury.

"We don't know," said USA Basketball Chairman Jerry Colangelo.

"Everyone saw what we saw. That's for the medical team to see."

George looked to be locked for a spot in the 12-man roster that will compete in the upcoming FIBA World Cup of Basketball that will tip off on Aug. 30, and coach Mike Krzyzewski will have to momentarily take a step back before reassessing his options.

"Everything's on hold, and it should be," said coach K.

"It would be so inappropriate for us to talk about anything else when there is an injury like this."

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