Indiana Pacers forward Paul George was cleared to resume normal basketball activity on Friday, the team announced. Under the NBA's concussion policy, there is protocol to be followed for a player to return to action, and George remained symptom-free after each step.
George suffered a concussion when he took a knee to the head from the Miami Heat's Dwyane Wade in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Tuesday. He is expected to play in Saturday's Game 3, which begins at 8:30 p.m. ET.
This is obviously a great news for Indiana. It's hard to imagine the Pacers overcoming George's absence against a team like Miami for any period of time.