In a new video series with Bleacher Report, Paul George opens up about the horrific injury suffered in a Team USA exhibition game this summer.
“It was just awkward. My leg hit the stanchion. I didn’t really feel nothing then, but I just knew I couldn’t put my foot down…I looked down to see my legs, and I saw my bone. The second I saw my bone, I just lost it.”
George talks about how the Oklahoma City trainer pinned him down so he couldn’t sit up and look at his leg. He talks about the pain when your bone touches the air. He talks about the rod that is now “part of me” in his leg.
Maybe the best part of the video is the recollections of his mother and father about the night, one they were both there for.
George also talks about his comeback efforts. At his age, with his work ethic, he could and likely will come all the way back. But that is a hard and long road to travel.