NBA superstar Paul George suffered one of the most horrific sporting injuries ever last Friday night when he broke his tibia and fibula in shocking scenes during a Team USA exhibition game.

The Pacers star managed to clatter into the stanchion behind one of the hoops at the game in Las Vegas, with multiple leg breaks just above his ankle providing disturbing scenes.

Humor

There is no timeline on Paul George's recovery as of yet, but the small-forward still remains in good spirits despite his severe predicament.

Taking to Twitter on Thursday, George showed his excellent sense of humor. "Taking a bath became one of my biggest struggles!! #CrippledProblems." George tweeted.

The humor doesn't stop there, with Paul George being allegedly offered $50,000 to star in a porn movie by Dogfart.com. Of course, the Pacers star is said to have turned down the offer.

Support

Following his double leg break, Paul George has received plenty of sane support from stars in normal fields of work too. NBA stars LeBron James and Kevin Durant wished George a speedy recovery, while boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather visited the stricken star in hospital last weekend.

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Blame

Some of the blame for the injury has been placed on the stanchion at the UNLV Arena which looked closer to the court than the legal distance in the NBA.

Paul George hasn't come out blaming the arena though, which means we should all put it down to simple bad luck. And that's exactly what a leading medical expert thinks of the terrible injury.

"It’s gruesome, especially when it’s open and the jagged bone cuts through the skin," explained doctor Nick Grosso. "It usually happens in motor vehicle accidents and falls from great distance. But at the hospitals I work at, we see a couple a month, even a couple a week at bigger hospitals.

“It's just a freak injury. The injury comes from force against the bone at the wrong angle,” Grosso said. “The worst one of these injuries, open fractures, actually was a woman who was hanging curtains and fell off a 2-foot stepladder.”

Get well soon George. 

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