Paul George is currently recovering from a successful surgery following a horrific injury that happened during the Team USA scrimmage on Friday in Las Vegas, which resulted in a compound fracture of the tibia and fibula….and made all of us who watched or saw photos just cringe.
And FYI: out of respect for Paul (and all of our stomachs, because I for one can’t look at it without having my own stomach turn), I will NOT be posting photos or video of the injury. Sorry…
But I do have some updates!
After surgery, his dad Paul George Sr. spoke with the Indy Star and said this:
“Paul’s doing well now. He’s doing good. He’s just resting right now. If it had to break, it broke the right way. It broke evenly, so they’re saying he should be back 100 percent. But of course, he’s got to go through his long process of healing and getting back in the gym but they’re saying that shouldn’t stop him from doing what he was doing once he’s healthy again.”
And how long will the recovery process take?
“We’re saying the whole year,” George Sr. said. “With an injury like that, you need some time off. Doctors said give him at least three months before he can start putting weight on it. Then he said from there it’s up to him how far he can go with it. We’ll have to play it by ear. He’s hurting. He still can’t believe that this has happened.”
Neither can we… :(
But Paul seems to be in good spirits. He tweeted this late Friday night:
He also posted a Snapchat to his storyline Sunday afternoon from his hospital bed, looking comfortable and positive, throwing up his “Packgang” sign, with the caption “I’m good!”
He also got some special visitors while he was in the hospital this weekend. Most notably was Floyd Mayweather who posted this on his instagram:
Also, Paul’s sister, Teiosha, posted this really touching photo on her Instagram of Coach K coming to visit and giving Paul a hug:
And there was an outpour of support all over social media for Paul. Here’s just few of the MANY tweets that rolled in from fellow NBA players showing love to PG:
Here’s wishing you a safe and full recovery Paul!