HoopsHype Paul George rumors

August 11, 2014 Updates

Despite Paul George's absence, the Indiana Pacers will surely sell some of his jerseys this upcoming season, but they will bear a different number. Before the deadline in the first week of March, George applied for and was granted the right to switch from No. 24 to No. 13, sources told ESPN.com. Per league rules for a player who changes jersey numbers on the same team, George will have to buy up all remaining No. 24s from the marketplace. ESPN.com

August 8, 2014 Updates
August 7, 2014 Updates

The Indiana Pacers are expected to apply to the NBA for a disabled player exception in the wake of forward Paul George's gruesome broken leg, according to a league source. Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, the Pacers can apply for the exception between now and next January 15. The NBA would then designate a physician who would examine George. If the physician determines George, as everyone currently believes, will not be able to play at any time in the 2014-15 season, the league would grant the exception to the Pacers. NBA.com

August 6, 2014 Updates

Eager to do something to wish Paul George well after the horrific compound fracture of his lower right leg he suffered at a Team USA scrimmage last Friday night, Fresno State's athletic department came up with a clever idea. They made the former Bulldogs star a life-size get-well card. Everyone from fans, to players, to coach Rodney Terry piled into the Bulldog Shop on the Fresno State campus Tuesday to sign the back of the 6-foot-9 card. School officials intend to send the card to the Indiana Pacers later this week so they can give it to George. Yahoo! Sports

On Monday, George posted a photo of a Ferrari 458 on Instagram, along with this caption: Shoutout my guy @roadstarrmotorsports for gettin me right again.. He hooked this one up! Although I can’t drive for a while I can still look at it!!! #FerrariBoyz #458 #OneofOne #CantWaitToGetBetter #AlwaysWantedOne #Italia #DreamCar #NowIGotIt #Blessed Washington Post

August 5, 2014 Updates
August 4, 2014 Updates

Although there is undoubtedly heightened concern within the group after watching George suffer a horrendous compound leg fracture late in Friday night's intrasquad scrimmage, sources told ESPN.com that various Team USA players have talked among themselves about the need to stay together, with showing support for George ranking as one of their primary motivations. "No one is pulling out," one source told ESPN.com this past weekend. ESPN.com

Doctors say Paul George's biggest battle is yet to come, and it may take a year or more before he returns to the Pacers lineup. One day after the two-time All-Star suffered a gruesome open tibia-fibula fracture on his right leg during a USA Basketball intrasquad scrimmage in Las Vegas, the questions began in earnest about George's recovery -- and whether he'd ever regain the form a that made him one of NBA's most complete players. Sporting News

"The thing about breaking a bone is that if you get it back in the appropriate position, it can be as good as new," said Dr. James Gladstone, the co-chief of sports medicine at Icahn School at Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York. "If the muscle is not involved and the bone and muscle are fully healed, then I think he will get back (to his previous form)." Sporting News

August 3, 2014 Updates

Famed trainer Tim Grover (he’s worked with Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant and Dwyane Wade) has now given his take on the matter, providing a step-by-step process of George’s recovery. Tim S. Grover: Probable Paul George timetable: 3-4 months: cast. Walk: 6 months. Run: 9 months. Plyo: 11 months. Basketball activities: 12 months. Mental return? No timetable. FanSided

Paul George underwent successful surgery after seriously injuring his right leg during a Team USA scrimmage Friday. George ran down the floor in pursuit of James Harden, but collided with the base behind the basked and suffered an open tibia-fibula fracture when he landed. While he’s been recovering in the hospital, USA coach Mike Krzyzewski visited him, which made for a very sweet and emotional photo. For The Win

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