Jusuf Nurkic suffered a horrific leg harm Monday night time throughout the Portland Path Blazers double-overtime win over the New Jersey Nets. It was clearly a damaged left leg and it occurred throughout the second extra time of the sport. The Blazers — and the remainder of the NBA — had been shocked and appalled by it. Many took to Twitter to reply.
Nurkic was stretchered off throughout what was an emotional scene as Portland’s residence followers gave him an ovation and chanted his identify.
We’re going to warn you right here, don’t view the video under should you’re squeamish. It’s actually tough to look at.
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Blazers followers chanted for Nurkic as he was on the courtroom in ache:
Whereas clearly everybody is anxious about Nurkic’s restoration, that is additionally an enormous blow to the Blazers. The 24-year-old Bosnian middle was averaging a career-high 15.four factors per sport, whereas reeling in 10.three rebounds, doling out three.2 assists and blocking 1.four pictures in 27.three minutes per sport this season. In the meantime, his PER (23.12) and true capturing share (57.zero) had been each career-highs as properly.
It’s only a devastating state of affairs to each Nurkic and Portland. To make issues worse, he dropped a career-high 32 factors, had 16 rebounds, 5 assists, 4 blocked pictures and two steals earlier than getting injured Monday night time.