Blazers starting center Jusuf Nurkic suffered a horrible, horrible injury during Monday night's game against the Nets.
If you watched it live or have watched a replay, you know how brutal it was. If you haven't watched the video, DON'T.
It was that bad.
Shortly after midnight, the Blazers announced that Nurkic suffered a compound fractures to his left tibia and fibula, and that there is no timetable for his return.
Nurkic was having a monster game at the time of the injury, dropping in 32 points and grabbing 16 rebounds, and the Blazers beat the Nets in double overtime, but neither matters at this point.
Losing Nurkic is another huge blow for the Blazers, who currently sit in fourth place in the Western Conference. They are already playing without shooting guard CJ McCollum, who strained his popliteus muscle in his left knee.
Warriors center DeMarcus Cousins was among the current and former players to send their thoughts and prayers to Nurkic.
Nurkic🙏🏿— DeMarcus Cousins (@boogiecousins) March 26, 2019
He WILL be back...I broke mine...He'll be back— Mychal Thompson (@champagnennuts) March 26, 2019
Damn... hate to see this. Get well soon big guy. #nurkic— Rudy Gobert (@rudygobert27) March 26, 2019
Pau Gasol (@paugasol) March 26, 2019
Hate this part of the game. Prayers up for Nurkic!— DWade (@DwyaneWade) March 26, 2019