Pacers GM Says George Will Be Back In Big Way
Monday Aug 04, 2014 12:00am
(INDIANAPOLIS) – The Indiana Pacers are still reeling from the devastating leg injury suffered by star player Paul George during Friday night's U.S. National team intrasquad scrimmage an UNLV. George remained at Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas on Saturday following surgery to repair an open tibia-fibula fracture. He was expected to remain hospitalized until early this week and the Pacers hope he can return to Indianapolis, though it will be months, perhaps a year, before he can return to the court. But the team is taking solace in the fact that a full recovery is a distinct possibility for one of the top all-around players in the NBA. In an interview with the Indianapolis Star, Pacers General Manager Kevin Pritchard the break was a good thing because it was bone on bone and it doesn't look like there is any soft tissue damage. Pritchard says he's confident George will be back in a big way, and they are not going to put a timetable on it. George, 24, was injured when his leg landed and then buckled at the base of the basket stanchion after he fouled James Harden on a drive to the basket just 27 seconds into the fourth quarter of Friday's showcase.