Basketball fans have flooded social media with an outpouring of support for Oklahoma’s Hamidou Diallo after the rookie suffered a horrific injury in the NBA.
Diallo came down heavily on his ankle in their 123-95 win against the Golden State Warriors at Oracle Arena in Oakland on Wednesday night.
The 20-year-old was in obvious agony as he swiftly taken off the court in a stretcher.
Diallo went up for a rebound with Warriors forward Jonas Jerebko in front of the rim midway through the fourth quarter.
The pair collided in the air, and Diallo twisted his left ankle completely as he fell to the ground.
Diallo could be seen writhing in pain as he crawled toward the baseline, where the medical staff reached him to assess the injury.
The youngster was then taken off the court in a stretcher as fans prayed for the youngster’s speedy recovery.
Sincerely and ardently praying for @hamidoudiallo’s swift and complete healing. That was terrible to witness. I hope to see you back playing the game you love very soon! #OKCvsGSW #okcthunder @okcthunder
— Ashley (@jgsingr) November 22, 2018
Prayers up for @hamidoudiallo. From one Queens Native to another. Prayers out to you and your family. Hopefully nothing bad.
— Alban Kastrati (@ElbinTaj) November 22, 2018
.@hamidoudiallo ugh man simply brutal! OKC has your back! Chin up and take those pain meds bro!
— Justin Wade (@WadeByTheWater) November 22, 2018
Feel terrible for Hamidou Diallo, he was coming into his own and was one of the best second rounders so far in this draft. Really hope it’s not season ending for him, prayers up young fella @hamidoudiallo
— Russell TripDubBrook (@Jhickness9) November 22, 2018
The forward finished the game with three points and six rebound, shooting 1-of-6 from the field.
The Thunder cruised to the 28-point win behind a big fourth quarter where they held the Warriors to just 16 points.
Paul George led the Thunder with 25 points and nine rebounds, shooting 10-of-23 from the field. Point guard Russell Westbrook recorded his first triple double of the season, too, dropping 11 points, 13 assists and 11 rebounds.
Warriors stars Stephen Curry and Draymond Green did not play in the loss — which marked Golden State’s first four-game losing streak in six years.
Curry has been recovering from a groin injury, and Green is still recovering from a toe injury.
With Yahoo Sports US