Paul George Injury: Updates on Pacers Star's Ankle and Return

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured Columnist

Indiana Pacers' Paul George (13) in action during the second half of Game 6 of an NBA first-round playoff basketball series against the Toronto Raptors, Friday, April 29, 2016, in Indianapolis. Indiana won 101-83. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
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Indiana Pacers star Paul George hadn't played since Nov. 11 against the Philadelphia 76ers due to an ankle injury but is ready to return.

Continue for updates.

George Active vs. Magic

Monday, Nov. 14

Nate Taylor of the Indianapolis Star reported George will start against Orlando.

It's unclear when George suffered the injury. He sprained his thumb in the first quarter of the game on Nov. 11 but still scored 26 points in 40 minutes.

Pacers Need George Healthy for Playoff Push

After a successful comeback season in 2015-16 following the gruesome leg injury he suffered in August 2014, George is off to another strong start this season. Indiana's All-Star forward is averaging 21.9 points, 6.7 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game while shooting 47.7 percent from the field.

Unlike George, however, the Pacers are off to a slow start under head coach Nate McMillan, entering Monday's game with a 4-6 record that ranks last in the Central Division.

The Pacers have a solid rotation, with six players averaging at least 10 points per game, but everything begins with George. 


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