Pacers star Paul George still wants to play this season, but time is running out. PG has been practicing, but there’s still some level of mystery about whether he’ll make it back to game action before the season is over. Larry Bird says he expects George to play, but then again even Paul doesn’t know when his exact return date could be. Regardless, George can’t do anything until he’s cleared by the team medical staff—which still hasn’t happened yet.
From the AP, via Yahoo:
Paul George is still hopeful he can make a return to the Indiana Pacers lineup this season.
The two-time All-Star forward said after practice on Saturday that he feels like he has passed all of the tests to play, but is still waiting for clearance from the team’s medical staff before he makes his season debut.
George hasn’t played in a game since he suffered gruesome broken right leg in a USA Basketball scrimmage last summer.
Time could be running out, though, with the NBA playoffs set to begin next month. Indiana has lost seven of its last eight games.