08/01/2014 11:15 pm ET Updated Aug 02, 2014

Paul George Suffers Gruesome Injury During Team USA Scrimmage (GRAPHIC IMAGES)

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WARNING: The following contains graphic images.

Paul George of the Indiana Pacers suffered a horrific injury during the Team USA Scrimmage on Friday night in Las Vegas.

After fouling James Harden early in the fourth quarter, George came down awkwardly and his right lower leg snapped in a scene shown on live television.

Here's a clip of the scene... but again, this is difficult to watch:

George was taken off the court on a stretcher:

Roughly two hours after the injury, George -- or someone writing on his behalf -- sent out the following tweet:

The game stopped for approximately 10 minutes, and then coach Mike Krzyzewski addressed the crowd, saying the game would not be completed.

I want to thank the crowd here for understanding what was most important,” he said, according to Fox Sports.

George was expected to make the roster of the team that will compete in the World Cup of Basketball, which starts on Aug. 30 in Spain.

"This is a tough blow, not only for USA basketball but for the Indiana Pacers," USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo said, according to ESPN. "And so as an organization we're just going to let a little time go by here before we address rosters... it seems so unimportant in scheme of things. When you have something like this, it puts things in perspective."

After the game, the Pacers sent out a statement from Larry Bird, the team's president of basketball operations, via Twitter:

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver also released a statement:

See more Twitter reactions below.



NBA Players React To Paul George's Injury