Nurkic carried off on stretcher after sickening injury

By Ameer Tyree 26 March 2019 305
Nurkic carried off on stretcher after sickening injury

Jusuf Nurkic suffered a gruesome leg injury in the Portland Trail Blazers' 148-144 double-overtime victory against the Brooklyn Nets.

Trail Blazers center Nurkic went up for a rebound in the second overtime of Monday's NBA game before coming down awkwardly and collapsing to the floor.

Nurkic was carried off on a stretcher as the arena fell silent and did not return.

Portland fans gave Nurkic a standing ovation as the Bosnian was taken back to the locker room.

The Trail Blazers later sent out a message of support on Twitter. 

Nurkic recorded 32 points, 16 rebounds and five assists in the win over the Nets in Portland.

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