- Indiana Pacers star Paul George said Friday the horrific broken leg he suffered in a Team USA training game hasn't put him off competing for his country.
"I plan on making a full recovery," George said. "I would still like to be a part of USA Basketball in 2016 (for the Rio Olympics). At the end of the day it's all about representing our country and bringing home the gold."
George said he wouldn't rule out the possibility he could return to NBA action before the end of the upcoming season, although there's no timeline for his comeback.
And the 24-year-old said of his injury: "It felt like gasoline was on my leg and someone lit a match. When I looked down and saw my bone sticking out, I knew it was bad."