May 20, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indiana Pacers forward Paul George (24) gets hit in the head by Miami Heat guard Dwayne Wade (3) during a scramble for a loose ball in game two of the Eastern Conference Finals of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Miami defeats Indiana 87-83. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Paul George Suffered (Probable) Concussion in Game 2

All the signs seem to say Paul George received a concussion during Game 2.

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.

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.

Tags: Indiana Pacers Paul George

  • disqus_atlq8Zmtsd

    Wait… is anyone actually saying it was intentional? Is anyone saying that Wade is intentionally putting his knees through collisions on purpose?

  • Arch Stanton

    There is absolutely no way that Paul George would have not shown signs of having a concussion if he blacked out. The Pacers training staff failed in their ethical duty to protect their patient from having to choose between putting their long term health at risk and bowing to the pressure from the interests of the team, fans and personal pride to continue playing. This is the entire reason the concussion protocol exists.

    • Concussion Protocol Not Follow

      Agree totally. Need independent evaluators.

  • Syreeta McNeal

    Unfortunately, Vogel’s gamble to keep Paul George in the game did not work. He made the critical errors on defense & offense to have the Heat win. George thought he was helping, but hurting and if he blacked out, the coaches should have pulled him out and rode Stephenson down the stretch instead of George. Dumb coach if you ask me.

  • thechamp5400

    See: Turner plays and George blacks out. Coincidence? I think not.