Not only do the Indiana Pacers seem to be continuing the struggles they were enduring in the last month or two of the regular season, but they nearly received devastating news during their game 1 showdown against the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday night.
As first reported Bob Kravitz of The Indianapolis Star, the Pacers’ star swingman left the game and headed to the locker room.
Paul George heads to the locker room.
— Bob Kravitz (@bkravitz) April 20, 2014
George was soon diagnosed with a quad contusion and the injury does not seem to be considered serious.
PGeorge has a quad contusion, will return, we are told. Let me suggest right the heck now would be a good time. Pacers down 11. — Bob Kravitz (@bkravitz) April 20, 2014
The Pacers confirmed the news.
Injury update: Paul George has a left quad contusion and will return to the game.
— Indiana Pacers (@Pacers) April 20, 2014
George reentered the game late in the third quarter and with the Pacers trailing by 14, they surely need George to provide some sort of spark from here on out.