Paul George Targeting Mid-March Return

Pacers star Paul George said he’s eyeing a possible return to action in the middle of March in a statement released on Friday. PG said he expects to begin full-contact practice on March 1. George expanded on his timetable from the 40/40 Club in New York on Friday afternoon:

“There’s no exact timetable for my return,” George told from Jay Z’s 40/40 Club, where he had a public design session with New Era Cap to finalize his new logo and work on a collection of hats for the company. “I have targeted March 1 as the date that I would go 100 percent in practice, and if everything felt good, I’d give myself another two weeks to get in shape to play in a game.”


George said he still has a long way to go but “the best part is feeling like a basketball player again.”


“The biggest fear I have is injuring my [left] healthy leg because I’m so used to it being the stronger one and I don’t want to overcompensate for it,” George said. “I got a rod in my other one, so that’s stronger than it was before.”