Our headline today revolves around the gruesome injury suffered by Paul George at the weekend.

The Pacers star clattered into the stanchion behind the hoop at USA Basketball’s exhibition game in Las Vegas, breaking his tibia and fibula in sickening scenes.

Blame Game

The brunt of the blame for the injury went to the stanchion at the UNLV arena which looked a lot closer to the court than standard NBA distance.

However, people always look for something to blame and in all reality this should just go down as terrible luck for George.

Sympathetic tweets for the 24-year old streamed in from fellow NBA stars and athletes alike after the incident.

Hospital Visits

LeBron James and Kevin Durant wished for George’s speedy recovery while pictures emerged of USA coach Mike Krzyzewski and boxing star Floyd Mayweather visiting the stricken star in his hospital bed.

"God bless u my brother @Paul_George24. Im hurt, praying for you. Praying for peace. Praying that God heals you in a supernatural way," Durant said on his Twitter. James added: "Man just landed and got a message about @Paul_George24. Made me immediately sick to my stomach!! Praying for u a speedy recovery homie!!!"

George will miss the whole of the 2014/15 season, but fellow sportsmen; UFC fighter Anderson Silva and college basketball player Kevin Ware - who have both suffered horrific broken legs while playing their sport - know that the small forward will come back stronger than ever thanks to his mental fortitude.

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