Jusuf Nurkic was stretchered off the floor in the second overtime of the Portland Trail Blazers’ 148-144 win over the Brooklyn Nets with a severe leg injury.
The Blazers announced Nurkic suffered season-ending compound fractures to his left tibia and fibula.
Terry Stotts described the injury as “devastating.”
Damian Lillard said the injury reminded him of Paul George’s leg injury from 2014.
“It made me sick to my stomach. I was playing at the game in Vegas when a similar thing happened to Paul George. That’s exactly what it looked like to me when I saw it. You never want to see that happen to anybody, let alone your friend and teammate,” said Lillard.