NBA players show support for Trail Blazers’ Jusuf Nurkic following gruesome leg injury

first_imgThe Trail Blazers ultimately won a double-overtime thriller Monday night at the Moda Center, but they lost one of their most important players to a devastating injury.Portland center Jusuf Nurkic collapsed to the floor during the second overtime period against the Nets with what appeared to be a significant leg injury. Trail Blazers fans chanted Nurkic’s name as he was taken off the floor on a stretcher. (UPDATE: The Trail Blazers announced Nurkic suffered compound fractures to his left tibia and fibula. There is currently no timetable for his return.)Nurkic left the game with 32 points, 16 rebounds and five assists, and the Trail Blazers defeated the Nets by a final score of 148-144. The win secured a playoff berth for Portland, but the Blazers were understandably focused on Nurkic’s status after the game.Terry Stotts says Nurkic is at a local area hospital and doesn’t have much to say from there. Calls it “devastating” and described the locker room at “quiet.” Blazers clinched a playoff spot tonight by the way.— Royce Young (@royceyoung) March 26, 2019Players around the league quickly posted messages of support for Nurkic on Twitter, including fellow Blazers big man Enes Kanter.Prayers up for my brother @bosnianbeast27 🙏😔— Enes Kanter (@Enes_Kanter) March 26, 2019Prayers to go out to @bosnianbeast27!!!! You hate to see injuries like that.. Health is bigger then basketball.. I know hell make a speedy recovery and come back better! 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽— Jared Dudley (@JaredDudley619) March 26, 2019🙏🏾— Spencer Dinwiddie (@SDinwiddie_25) March 26, 2019get well soon big fella @bosnianbeast27— Blake Griffin (@blakegriffin23) March 26, 2019Prayers up for @bosnianbeast27 🙏🏽— Karl-Anthony Towns (@KarlTowns) March 26, 2019Nurkic🙏🏿— DeMarcus Cousins (@boogiecousins) March 26, 2019Damn… hate to see this. Get well soon big guy. #nurkic— Rudy Gobert (@rudygobert27) March 26, 2019Prayers up for Nurkic!!! 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾— Donovan Mitchell (@spidadmitchell) March 26, 2019Man!! Prayers to Nurkic…🙏🏾— DeMar DeRozan (@DeMar_DeRozan) March 26, 2019Nurkic 🙏🏽— Bradley Beal (@RealDealBeal23) March 26, 2019Hate this part of the game. Prayers up for Nurkic!— DWade (@DwyaneWade) March 26, 2019🙏🙏 nurkic!!— Luka Doncic (@luka7doncic) March 26, 2019Sending Prayers Nurkić…🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽— Trae Young (@TheTraeYoung) March 26, 2019Damn man! Many Prayers up for Nurkic! 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽— Danny Green (@DGreen_14) March 26, 2019Prayers for Nurkic 🙏🏾🙏🏾— Buddy Love !!!! (@buddyhield) March 26, 2019last_img

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