HoopsHype Injuries rumors

August 1, 2014 Updates

Indiana Pacers star Paul George suffered an apparent severe lower right leg injury Friday night during the Team USA intrasquad showcase game at UNLV's Thomas & Mack Center. George's leg landed and then buckled at the base of the basket stanchion after he fouled James Harden on a drive to the basket just 27 seconds into the fourth quarter. Teammates nearby immediately reacted with Harden doubling over as George recoiled on the baseline. Medics, U.S. coach Mike Krzyzewski and members of George's family who were at the game rushed to his side. ESPN.com

His right leg was put in an air cast and he was taken to a local hospital after being treated for about 15 minutes on the court. After he left in an ambulance, the rest of the game -- which pitted players in camp for the U.S. as it looks to trim its roster ahead of the FIBA Basketball World Cup in Spain that begins Aug. 30 -- was canceled. ESPN.com

When George came down, his leg hit the bottom of the stanchion and just snapped. It was somewhere between the Shaun Livingston and Kevin Ware injuries in how awful it was to watch. Best of luck to Paul George on a successful recovery. The Big Lead

Warriors center Ognjen Kuzmic has a stress reaction in his left leg and will be sidelined for about four weeks, making him unable to participate in training for Serbia’s FIBA World Cup team. The 7-foot Kuzmic, who averaged 3.3 points and 8.3 rebounds in four NBA Summer League games last month, is expected to be ready for training camp, according to the Warriors. Contra Costa Times

July 29, 2014 Updates

Former Kentucky guard James Young says he is "good to go" after a concussion that kept the Boston Celtics' first-round draft pick from playing in the NBA's summer league. Young sustained the concussion and whiplash in a car accident before last month's NBA draft. The Celtics chose the 6-foot-6 swingman 17th overall with its second first-round pick — Boston selected Oklahoma State guard Marcus Smart sixth overall with the first — but held Young out of practices and the competition for rookies and free agents in Orlando. USA Today Sports

July 28, 2014 Updates

Griffin is expected to make a full recovery from the injury, which sources say was suffered during the playoffs. However, doctors advised him to sit out of international competition this summer for precautionary reasons. Griffin has continued to workout this summer in Los Angeles with teammate DeAndre Jordan and former Laker and Clipper Sasha Vujacic. ESPN.com

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