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NBA star Paul George recovering after gruesome leg injury

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NBA star Paul George recovering after gruesome leg injury

By Rebecca Lewis. CREATED Aug 2, 2014

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- The USA men's basketball team is on an exhibition tour, but their stop in Las Vegas went very badly for one of their players.

Indiana Pacers forward Paul George suffered a gruesome injury on Friday night. He landed the wrong way while trying to stop a drive to the basket and broke his leg.

Players surrounding George and the crowd at UNLV's Thomas & Mack center were nearly silent as medical personnel worked on him. George then left on a stretcher to loud applause.

The rest of the showcase game was canceled.

According to ESPN, George was immediately rushed to the hospital.

The 24-year-old is said to have had a successful surgery at Sunrise Hospital.

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Rebecca Lewis is currently an Interactive Web Editor for ktnv.com and KTNV Mobile.