By now, you’ve seen (or deliberately chosen to avoid) the gruesome video of Paul George breaking his leg during last night’s Team USA scrimmage. Early this morning, word began to trickle out about the exact nature of the injury:
Titans running back Leon Washington similarly suffered a compound fracture of his tibia and fibula in 2009 when he was a member of the Jets, and provided some encouragement for George last night:
Washington said that he was back running in a little over five months; he’d come all the way back to make the Pro Bowl in 2012 as a return man on the Seahawks.
Now, everybody’s body heals differently. It was irksome in the 2012-13 NBA season when everybody kept getting on Derrick Rose to return, citing Adrian Peterson’s quicker comeback as a major reason why. Nevertheless, there’s a lot of hope that the Pacers star’s devastating injury will not be of permanent nature.
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