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Sunday, August 17, 2014

Pacers Injury Update: Paul George has no timetable for return


By on 8/17/2014 06:00:00 AM

The Indiana Pacers won 56 games in 2013-2014 and finished eight games ahead of the Chicago Bulls for first in the Central Division. Trying to fend off the Chicago Bulls and the rest of the division may be a more difficult task this upcoming season, particularly with the injury to Paul George. After undergoing successful surgery, Paul indicated that the recovery time will be slow and there is no timetable for his return.

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Our own Ali Tahir reported on August 2 that George, who was diagnosed last night with a open fracture in his tibia and fibula following a horrific injury during a scrimmage, had successful surgery on his right leg.  A procedure was performed on George's leg, which included inserting a long metal rod into the hollow canals of his tibia and screwing it into place.

Conrad Brunner, senior writer for 1070TheFan.com, tweeted the following update on George's status.
George admitted that the injury could take an entire year to fully recover.  Although he is hopeful to return to the court sometime in the 2014-2015 season, he knows that sitting out the entire year is possible. The recovery is long, but George remains optimistic.
"...something that I think I can overcome... a bump in a road. Something that will make me stronger going forward." 
George, a four-year NBA veteran out of Fresno State, averaged 21.7 points, 6.8 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game last season. In 286 career games, all with the Pacers, George is averaging 15.3 points and 6.1 rebounds per game.

 

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