Portland Trail Blazers big man Jusuf Nurkic suffered a serious leg injury in Tuesday's 148-144 double-overtime win over the Brooklyn Nets.
Nurkic came down awkwardly in traffic with 2:22 remaining in the second overtime period after trying to tip in a missed shot, immediately falling to the floor. He was stretchered off by the medical staff and was given a huge ovation by the Portland crowd.
Trail Blazers fans show Jusuf Nurkic support as he gets carted off after suffering gruesome left leg injury 🙏 pic.twitter.com/ZsNThlRq9j- Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) March 26, 2019
The 24-year-old recorded 32 points, 16 rebounds and five assists in the game.
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"It was tough to finish that game, knowing our big fella got hurt like that," guard Seth Curry said in his post-game interview on court.
We love you, @bosnianbeast27 ❤ pic.twitter.com/x7JRRtsR7I- Trail Blazers (@trailblazers) March 26, 2019
Nurkic is enjoying a career season, averaging 15.4 points, 10.3 rebounds, 1.4 blocks and 1.0 steals for the fourth-seed Trail Blazers.