NBA star Paul George suffered a gruesome broken leg last night

This video is not for the faint of heart.

WARNING: The video below features an horrific leg break, so if you are faint of heart it’s perhaps better not to watch this one.

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PAUL GEORGE OF the Indiana Pacers suffered an horrific break of his right leg last night during a Team USA trial game ahead of the FIBA Basketball World Cup.

The 24-year-old was unfortunate to land against the base of the stanchion, which supports the rim and backboard, after competing with James Harden. As the video above shows, the results were disastrous for George, who underwent surgery at a Las Vegas hospital last night.

However, the Pacers’ man, who was the NBA’s Most Improved Player in 2013, has since tweeted to let fans know that he is already on the road to recovery:

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