George cleared, expected to play game 3

Shane Battier, Paul George

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Pacers star Paul George has been cleared to play after being diagnosed with a concussion.

George said Friday at practice that he feels like he is 100 percent after he was injured Tuesday night during the Game 2 loss to Miami that evened the Eastern Conference finals at 1-1.

The Pacers announced several hours later that he is expected to play in Game 3 on Saturday night.

The NBA’s concussion policy states that once a player is diagnosed, he needs to be “held out of all activity until he is symptom-free at rest” and until neurological signs return to normal. George had to go through tests of increasing exertion before being cleared. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, off topic, or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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