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Kevin Ware expresses support for Paul George on Twitter

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A snapshot of Kevin Ware's Twitter feed showing support for Paul George. A snapshot of Kevin Ware's Twitter feed showing support for Paul George.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB/AP) -- It's an injury so gruesome many people instantly recalled what happened to former Louisville Cardinal Kevin Ware a little over a year ago in the NCAA tournament.

Indiana Pacer Star Paul George playing in Friday night's USA basketball scrimmage suffered a compound fracture in his right leg.

George had surgery immediately following the game. He is expected to miss the entire season.

Ware apparently saw the injury on TV sent a tweet later saying “Minor setback for a major comeback PG.”

Ware returned to the court for full workouts less than eight months after his injury. He would later transfer to Georgia State.

Doctors estimate a full recovery for George could take as much as 18 months.

Dr. Patrick Kersey, who treated Louisville guard Kevin Ware when he sustained a similar injury during the NCAA tournament regional finals in 2013, said George will likely need 6 to 12 weeks to recover from surgery and another 6 to 10 weeks to get back to a normal walking gait. Though Kersey is not treating George.

A complete recovery, Kersey said, normally takes 12 to 18 months, though the fact he is an elite athlete in top shape could speed up that timeframe.

Copyright 2014 WDRB News. All rights reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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