HoopsHype Paul George rumors

August 2, 2014 Updates

Marc Stein: NBA deal w/FIBA states that its teams can't bar players from international comp unless there's "reasonable medical concern" going in. So that would suggest NBA teams won't be able to put up any more resistance to international play unless/until its deal with FIBA changes Twitter @ESPNSteinLine

In a statement released after surgery was completed, USA Basketball confirmed George suffered an open tibia-fibula fracture and is expected to remain hospitalized for about three days. Dr. Riley Williams, a Team USA orthopedist who also works with the Brooklyn Nets, was with George. ESPN.com

"He appeared quite stoic (as the medical team was attending to him)," said Team USA coach Mike Krzyzewski. "They allowed his father to touch him and to comfort him. I thought our trainers did a good job right away making sure that emotionally he was as good as possible." USA Today Sports

Cousins, among those standing mere feet away, gripped a towel and nervously stretched it above his head while members of the USA Basketball medical team rushed over to tend to the stricken George. Hisparents came down from the stands and offered comfort. Players approached and observed, a few quickly turning away. After an approximately 15-minute delay, Krzyzewski addressed the crowd, thanked the fans and canceled the scrimmage. Later, USA officials declined to make players available and tabled all roster decisions. Sacramento Bee

Shaun Livingston: I know people are in shock from Paul George's injury. He will be able to bounce back bc he has a warrior mentality. I said the same about Derrick Rose. They both have youth on their side and sometimes these injuries can make you a stronger individual than before. It forces your mind to will the body to a place it hasn't experienced! I believe in Paul George and his recovery back to the top! 100 Twitter

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