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Paul George Suffers Devastating Injury During USA Scrimmage

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LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 29: Mike Krzyzewski, Head Coach of the USA Basketball Men's National Team and Paul George #29 of the USA Basketball Men's National Team converse before practice at the Mendenhall Center at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas on July 29, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS, NV – JULY 29: Mike Krzyzewski, Head Coach of the USA Basketball Men’s National Team and Paul George #29 of the USA Basketball Men’s National Team converse before practice at the Mendenhall Center at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas on July 29, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — 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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