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.

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