Dr. Christian Ballin on Paul George’s Gruesome Leg Injury

The injury sustained Friday by Paul George, player for the Indiana Pacers and USA basketball, was a gruesome one, bringing to mind the horrific injury suffered last year by Kevin Ware. WARNING: the footage is very graphic. He sustained an open (aka compound) tibia and fibula fracture, which means both of the bones in his lower leg were involved. This is actually a fairly common injury, though we see them more commonly in higher energy injuries like motor vehicle accidents.