Paul GeorgeIndiana Pacers small forward Paul George is on the road to recovery after having a successful operation at the Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas.

The NBA star sent a thank you to all well-wishers late Friday night, after he went in to the hospital for an open tibia-fibula fracture.

“Thanks everybody for the love and support.. I’ll be ok and be back better than ever!!! Love y’all!! #YoungTrece,” George tweeted

The athlete’s tweet is the latest development to occur since he suffered the open tibia-fibula fracture during a Team USA showcase at UNLV’s Thomas & Mack Center on Friday night. George’s open tibia-fibula fracture was the result when he landed on the basket stanchion after he blocked a layup in the fourth quarter.

According to reports, George’s healing and rehabilitation is expected to take up to 18 months.