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Former UFC champ Anderson Silva sends message to NBA star Paul George about injury

Anderson Silva sends a message of support to NBA star Paul George after he suffered a similar injury to the former UFC champion.

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Earlier this week, NBA star Paul George suffered a horrific injury during a televised Team USA scrimmage. After chasing down an opponent for a block, the Indiana Pacers' scorer landed awkwardly and suffered a gruesome open tibia-fibula fracture that required surgery and likely have him out for the entire 2014-2015 NBA season.

Anderson Silva suffered a similar injury on his last bout against Chris Weidman, and as he slowly works his way back to form, the former long time UFC champion sent a message of support towards the 24-year-old basketball star:

I had the same injury champ, I know what you are going trough right now, but just stay calm and strong, you'll be back soon. #PrayForGeorge

Related: UFC 183: Anderson Silva talks Nick Diaz, recovery, during media conference call

Silva broke his leg on December 2013, and is already working for a January 2015 return against Nick Diaz at UFC 183.

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