Paul George

NBA star Paul George, 24, fractured his lower right leg during a USA Basketball scrimmage in Las Vegas on Friday, Aug. 1.

The injury occurred at the end of a fast break when George landed awkwardly and his leg collided into the basket stanchion.

George's gruesome injury is similar to the shearing leg fracture suffered by Louisville Cardinals' Kevin Ware during the 2013 NCAA basketball Tournament. The only difference being George's fractured bone did not protrude through his skin.

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Anderson Silva family

MMA legend Anderson Silva will be back in the ring soon, so says the surgeon who placed pins in his fractured leg last week.

The Brazilian mixed martial artist and former UFC Middleweight Champion shattered the tibia and fibula bones in his left leg during the main event of a UFC 168 match against Chris Weidman last week.

During the match on Saturday, Silva threw a low kick which was checked by Weidman. His leg snapped in half as it impacted Weidman's lower leg.

Watch a GIF of the moment of impact after the break (no pun intended). Don't click if shattered bones makes your stomach turn.

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Kevin Ware is dunking again

The Louisville Cardinals basketball player who suffered a gruesome leg injury during the 2013 NCAA Tournament is dunking again.

Ware is seen practicing with his team in a video that was uploaded to YouTube. The tibia in Ware's right lower leg snapped in half leaving the bone protruding from his skin during the nationally televised Midwest Regional final against Duke on March 31.

The injury made Ware an instant celebrity. He was even invited to attend a White House dinner with the Obamas.

Ware underwent surgery to insert a metal rod in his shattered bone, effectively making his leg stronger than it was before the injury.

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