Portland Trail Blazers focus Jusuf Nurkic ran down with horrifying leg damage on Monday night in the second additional time of their matchup against the Brooklyn Nets, and must be stretchered off the floor.
Jusuf Nurkic, with the Trail Blazers up two with under three minutes to go in the second extra time, went to snatch a bounce back after a Maurice Harkless miss.
Jusuf Nurkic got the ball and endeavored to tip it once again into the circle.
He missed the shot, and as he descended, his left leg snapped and fallen as he tumbled to the floor amidst the lane.
WARNING: This video demonstrates an abhorrent leg injury.
Horrific injury for Jusef Nurkic pic.twitter.com/7QaCY3iSjG
— 🇨🇦Rock Bottom🏀 (@DFSBBallGuy) March 26, 2019
Play was in a split second ceased and a towel was immediately set over his leg, covering it from view while he remained there in agony for a few minutes.
Jusuf Nurkic leg was then put in an air cast before he was stretchered off the floor.
Blazers fans loudly cheer Jusuf Nurkic's name after he suffered devastating leg injury in overtime vs Nets pic.twitter.com/KyXRPj3Lwp
— gifdsports (@gifdsports) March 26, 2019
The damage was about the most exceedingly awful conceivable completion for the 24-year-old Bosnian, who was having an enormous night before that.
Jusuf Nurkic left the amusement with a season-high 32 and 16 bounce back, having shot 13-of-24 from the field.
— Trail Blazers (@trailblazers) March 26, 2019
The Blazers clutched beat the Nets 148-144 in the second additional time, which verified them a spot in the playoffs — something Nurkic will miss.
After the diversion, Portland mentor Terry Stotts said that Nurkic went legitimately to the emergency clinic.
He called the damage “crushing,” and said that the group held a snapshot of quietness and said an aggregate petition in the storage space, which he portrayed as “quiet.”
Terry Stotts calls Jusuf Nurkic injury “devastating.” The Blazers held a moment of silence and said a collective prayer in the locker room after the game. Nurkic has been taken to a Portland-area hospital.
— Joe Freeman (@BlazerFreeman) March 26, 2019
Nurkic drove the Blazers with his 32, pursued intently by Damian Lillard, who completed with 31 points and 12 helps.
Seth Curry included 20 points off the seat, and Rodney Hood completed with 18 points.
D’Angelo Russell drove all scorers with 39 for the Nets, shooting 16-of-34 from the field.
Spencer Dinwiddie completed with 22 points off the seat, and DeMarre Carroll included 18 points.
League-wide help social media for Jusuf Nurkic
Almost in a flash, players from around the alliance took to internet based life to wish Nurkic well after the terrible damage.
— DeMarcus Cousins (@boogiecousins) March 26, 2019
— Enes Kanter (@Enes_Kanter) March 26, 2019
Prayers up to Nurkic 🙏🏾 Hate to see stuff like that.
— Jarred Vanderbilt (@JVando) March 26, 2019
Prayers up for Nurkic.. 🙏🏾
— Tim Hardaway Jr (@T_HardJR) March 26, 2019
Hate this part of the game. Prayers up for Nurkic!
— DWade (@DwyaneWade) March 26, 2019
Damn… hate to see this. Get well soon big guy. #nurkic
— Rudy Gobert (@rudygobert27) March 26, 2019
Sending Prayers Nurkić…🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽
— Trae Young (@TheTraeYoung) March 26, 2019
— Luka Doncic (@luka7doncic) March 26, 2019
Man!! Prayers to Nurkic…🙏🏾
— DeMar DeRozan (@DeMar_DeRozan) March 26, 2019
get well soon big fella @bosnianbeast27
— Blake Griffin (@blakegriffin23) March 26, 2019
— Pau Gasol (@paugasol) March 26, 2019