Paul George Blacked Out, Continued Playing in Game 2

by May 21, 2014

Paul George is a lot tougher than most other people.

The Pacers All-Star forward reportedly blacked out after slamming the front of his head on the ground and taking a Dwyane Wade knee to the back of the head late in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals. George played through blurred vision after suffering the injury. It is unclear whether or not George will be fit for Saturday’s Game 3 in Miami.


Coach Frank Vogel said George was checked out by trainers after the collision and he was told George was good to go.


George and Wade collided while chasing a loose ball, and both came up grimacing. Wade held his left knee. George also grabbed at his knee, then said in his postgame news conference that he had blacked out and suffered blurred vision.


“The trainers will look at it and see what [symptoms] are going to be from that,” George said. “We’re just going to go day to day with it, I guess.”


The Pacers say George will continue to be evaluated over the next several days.


If George suffered a concussion, he will be subject to the league’s concussion protocol and must be symptom-free for 24 hours before being cleared to play.