|Sep. 25 9:48 AM PT10:48 AM MT11:48 AM CT12:48 PM ET16:48 GMT0:48 9:48 AM MST11:48 AM EST20:48 UAE18:4812:48 ET11:48 AM CT15:48 - Doctors have instructed George to start putting weight on his broken right leg and have cleared him to do upper body weightlifting. Coach Frank Vogel provided the update Thursday at the team's annual golf outing near Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Analysis: George sustained a compound fracture after crashing into a basketball stanchion during a U.S. national team scrimmage Aug. 1. The gruesome video showed the leg snapping in two and likely leaving the Pacers without their two-time All-Star for the entire season. Training camp opens Tuesday, and Vogel says he will try to keep George involved by charting action on the court and perhaps instructing teammates.
|Aug. 2 9:25 PM PT10:25 PM MT11:25 PM CT12:25 AM ET4:25 GMT12:25 9:25 PM MST11:25 PM EST8:25 UAE06:250:25 ET11:25 PM CT3:25 - The Indiana Pacers expect George to make a full recovery from his gruesome injury - they're just not planning on having him in the lineup next season.
Analysis: Eleven days after George sustained a compound fracture in his right leg during a USA Basketball scrimmage, president of basketball operations Larry Bird and coach Frank Vogel spoke for the first time about their star's prognosis. They said team doctors believe George eventually can be his old self on the court.