May 20, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indiana Pacers forward Paul George (24) gets hit in the head by Miami Heat guard Dwayne Wade (3) during a scramble for a loose ball in game two of the Eastern Conference Finals of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Miami defeats Indiana 87-83. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Eastern Conference Finals 2014, Paul George injury: Indiana Pacers’ star blacked out during game 2

It wasn’t a good night for the Indiana Pacers.

Not only did they blow a fourth quarter lead to the Miami Heat, losing game 2 87-83 to allow the Heat to tie the series a one game apiece before heading down to south Florida for games 3 and 4, but their star, forward Paul George, may have suffered a fairly serious injury.

During the fourth quarter of Tuesday night’s game 2, George and Heat guard Dwyane Wade were scrambling for a loose ball. The two collided and each one of them fell over in the process. Wade’s knee appeared to buckle, but before that happened, the knee slammed into George’s head twice. Although things looked bad right away, both players continued to play in the game (you can see the video of the play right here).

However, after the game, George gave Scott Agness of some very concerning news.

Blacking out and having blurry vision are two clear signs of a potential concussion, which could keep George out of action if that is the diagnosis. Although George struggled on Tuesday night, the Pacers have no shot against the Heat if he isn’t healthy.

Tags: Dwyane Wade Eastern Conference Finals 2014 Indiana Pacers Miami Heat NBA Playoffs 2014 Paul George

  • disqus_atlq8Zmtsd

    Heat fan, and I hope George is healthy both because I want to see the Heat and Pacers play at their best and because a concussion is no laughing matter.

    Here’s hoping the Pacers put his health ahead of chasing wins if it comes to that.