Pacers forward Paul George questionable after concussion

www.nba.com Published: May 21, 2014

photo - Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade (3) goes over Indiana Pacers forward Paul George as they went for a loose ball during the fourth quarter of Game 2 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals in Indianapolis, Tuesday, May 20, 2014. The Heat defeated the Pacers 87-83 to tie the series at 1-1. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade (3) goes over Indiana Pacers forward Paul George as they went for a loose ball during the fourth quarter of Game 2 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals in Indianapolis, Tuesday, May 20, 2014. The Heat defeated the Pacers 87-83 to tie the series at 1-1. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Indiana Pacers All-Star forward Paul George is questionable for Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals after being diagnosed with a concussion.

George took an inadvertent blow to the head from the knee of Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade in the fourth quarter of Game 2 Tuesday. Following the hit, George stayed down on the court.

The Pacers released a statement on Wednesday saying that immediately after the play "George exhibited no symptoms of a concussion and, in response to questions from the Pacers’ medical staff, he denied dizziness, nausea, and issues with his vision."

Following the game, George said he "blacked out" on the play. Upon further testing Wednesday, the team's consulting neurologist diagnosed George with a concussion.

George has to pass the NBA's mandated concussion protocol in order to play in Game 3, which is Saturday night in Miami.


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