Pacers' star Paul George cleared to play - NBC Sports

Pacers' star Paul George cleared to play
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MAY 20: Paul George #24 of the Indiana Pacers looks to pass as LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat defends during Game Two of the Eastern Conference Finals of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on May 20, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
May 23, 2014, 7:16 pm

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Pacers star Paul George has been cleared to play after being diagnosed with a concussion.

George said Friday at practice that he feels like he is 100 percent after he was injured Tuesday night during the Game 2 loss to Miami that evened the Eastern Conference finals at 1-1.

The Pacers announced several hours later that he is expected to play in Game 3 on Saturday night.

The NBA's concussion policy states that once a player is diagnosed, he needs to be "held out of all activity until he is symptom-free at rest" and until neurological signs return to normal. George had to go through tests of increasing exertion before being cleared.

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