Paul George offers support for injured French gymnast
ABS-CBN Sports on Aug 08, 2016 12:25 PM
Samir Ait Said broke his leg while performing the vault in Day 1 of the Rio Olympics. (AP)
Team USA star Paul George is quite familiar about devastating leg injuries.
So when gymnast Samir Ait Said unfortunately suffered a gruesome incident on Day 1 of the Rio Olympic Games, George is making sure the Frenchman is getting all the positive energy he can get.
George, who broke his right leg during a Team USA scrimmage two years ago, is trying to set up a meeting with Said per Jeff Zillgitt of USA Today Sports.
The Indiana Pacers guard has also tweeted his support for Said.
@samiraitsaid1 I'm here with you and for you bro!— Paul George (@Yg_Trece) August 7, 2016
Said shattered his left leg while performing the vault in the artistig gymnastics men's qualifier. He had surgery over the weekend to repair the damage.
He's not quite ready to accomodate visitors but he did vow to return for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.