08/02/2014 12:37 pm ET Updated Aug 02, 2014

NBA Players #PrayForPaulGeorge After Horrific Injury (TWEETS)

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As word spread among NBA players that Indiana Pacers All-Star Paul George suffered a gruesome leg injury, many of them took to social media to offer their support and prayers. George, 24, suffered an open tibia-fibula fracture in his right leg during a USA Basketball intrasquad scrimmage on Friday night in Las Vegas.

"There's a brotherhood in the NBA and to me at moments like this family or brotherhood shows its heart, it shows its depth, and that's what I thought our players showed during that time," USA Basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski said after George's injury, via The Associated Press.

That brotherhood was evident in the anguished expressions of the players on the court with George in Las Vegas as well as in the Twitter messages shared by several of the league's other stars after they heard about the incident.