|Feb. 5 11:35 AM PT12:35 PM MT1:35 PM CT2:35 PM ET19:35 GMT3:35 12:35 PM MST2:35 PM EST23:35 UAE20:3514:35 ET1:35 PM CT17:35 - George says he would like to play this season even though he understands the odds are against him making it back so fast from a gruesome right leg injury.
Analysis: In his first public comments in more than two months, Indiana's two-time All-Star told reporters Thursday that doctors believe his broken leg should be fully healed in the next several weeks. He hopes that will allow to be cleared for full practices sometime in March. What remains uncertain is whether he can get back in shape before the regular season ends in mid-April.
|Nov. 21 1:02 PM PT2:02 PM MT3:02 PM CT4:02 PM ET21:02 GMT5:02 2:02 PM MST4:02 PM EST1:02 UAE (+1)22:0216:02 ET3:02 PM CT19:02 - Larry Bird hopes Paul George can return to the game this season after breaking his leg in a gruesome accident last summer - perhaps as soon as next month.
Analysis: The Pacers president of basketball operations told reporters Tuesday that if George is cleared by doctors and ready to play, he would like to see the two-time All-Star compete. George hasn't played since sustaining a compound fracture in his right leg on Aug. 1. Bird says he had been told a full recovery would take about seven months.
|Sep. 25 9:48 AM PT10:48 AM MT11:48 AM CT12:48 PM ET16:48 GMT0:48 9:48 AM MST11:48 AM EST20:48 UAE18:4812:48 ET11:48 AM CT15:48 - Doctors have instructed George to start putting weight on his broken right leg and have cleared him to do upper body weightlifting. Coach Frank Vogel provided the update Thursday at the team's annual golf outing near Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Analysis: George sustained a compound fracture after crashing into a basketball stanchion during a U.S. national team scrimmage Aug. 1. The gruesome video showed the leg snapping in two and likely leaving the Pacers without their two-time All-Star for the entire season. Training camp opens Tuesday, and Vogel says he will try to keep George involved by charting action on the court and perhaps instructing teammates.
|Aug. 2 9:25 PM PT10:25 PM MT11:25 PM CT12:25 AM ET4:25 GMT12:25 9:25 PM MST11:25 PM EST8:25 UAE06:250:25 ET11:25 PM CT3:25 - The Indiana Pacers expect George to make a full recovery from his gruesome injury - they're just not planning on having him in the lineup next season.
Analysis: Eleven days after George sustained a compound fracture in his right leg during a USA Basketball scrimmage, president of basketball operations Larry Bird and coach Frank Vogel spoke for the first time about their star's prognosis. They said team doctors believe George eventually can be his old self on the court.
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