All the signs seem to say Paul George received a concussion during Game 2.
Paul George said he blacked out from his collision with Wade, and he tried to play through having blurry vision.
— Scott Agness (@ScottAgness) May 21, 2014
UPDATE: It has been confirmed by Pacers’ doctors: PG suffered a concussion.
He did not get “dazed”. He didn’t “get his bell rung”. Assuming that he blacked out did have blurred vision and showed signs of not being himself, then it seems quite likely he was given a concussion when Dwyane Wade’s knee hit him in the back of the head.
Obviously I’m no doctor so we’ll have to wait what an actual one says. He’ll still have to go through the NBA’s concussion protocol, which means he can’t show any of those signs he mentioned when the Pacers and Heat square off in Game 3 in Miami on Saturday.
If he’s ruled out that would be a huge issues for the Pacers to try to overcome on the road. Either way don’t question PG’s toughness as head injuries are a serious concern. Though he seemed to choose to keep himself in the game, a trainer or doctor most likely should have pulled him from the game.
After the game, Paul George was symptom-free but he will undergo further evaluation. — Scott Agness (@ScottAgness) May 21, 2014
All the Pacers can do is wait until Saturday to see if he’s cleared to play.
We can argue all day if it was intentional or not. But even if they reviewed, it would be hard to prove anything. It doesn’t matter now. The only thing that does is PG getting healthy for Game 3.