By Stephen Trembley
FRESNO, Calif. -- The Red Wave is asked to visit The Bulldog Shop at the northwest corner of Cedar and Barstow Avenues on Tuesday between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. to sign a life-size Paul George get well card. Overflow parking will be available in the Red Lot at the southwest corner of the intersection.
George, who played at Fresno State from 2008-10, was representing the United States in a USA Basketball Showcase in Las Vegas Friday night when he went up for a block and was unable to land. George's right leg was fractured when he hit the stanchion close to the court causing the serious leg injury. George had successful surgery late Friday evening and is expected to remain in the hospital for the next few days.
"Thanks everybody for the love and support... I'll be ok and be back better than ever!!! Love y'all!! #YoungTrece," @Paul_George24 tweeted from the hospital in Las Vegas.
All Bulldog fans are invited to sign the 6-foot-9 inch tall photo of Paul on Tuesday and can also turn in their own get well cards, which Fresno State Athletics will send directly to Paul as he begins his recovery process.
"We've seen a huge outpouring from the community about Paul so we wanted to provide opportunity for our fans to share their get well messages," Senior Associate Athletics Director Paul Ladwig said. "We've heard from so many of our Bulldog alumni like Travis Brown, Joe Bernardi, Larry Abney and Chris Herren that have already reached out to Paul. Others like Derek and David Carr, Trent Dilfer, and Nick Watney send their support and well wishes. Especially during difficult times like this, the Red Wave rallies behind our 'Dogs and shows what it means to be Bulldog Born and Bulldog Bred."
Fans are also encouraged to tweet @Paul_George24 and comment on the "Fresno State Athletics" Facebook and Instagram pages with their support for Paul.
"Paul George is an incredible ambassador for our university and basketball program," Fresno State head men's basketball coach Rodney Terry said. "We are all there for him and his family. We're coming together as a community to show how much we love him."
Paul George Get Well Signing
Date: Tuesday, August 5
Time: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. PT
Where: Fresno State Bulldog Shop (Northwest Corner of Cedar and Barstow Avenues)
Note: Overflow parking will be available in the Red Lot at the southwest corner of the intersection of Cedar and Barstow Avenues.
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