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Aug 1, 2014; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Team USA guard Paul George is carted off the floor on a gurney after suffering a lower leg injury during the USA Basketball Showcase at Thomas & Mack Center. Mandatory Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

Paul George Sr. says son will miss entire 2014-15 season

The recovery times for Indiana Pacers star Paul George has varied depending on the sources. According to some, George could make a return in the second half of the season. According to others, George could miss the entire season.

But from a source better than any that had been spoken to before, Paul George’s father, it’s expected that Paul George misses the entire 2014-15 season as he recovers–mentally and physically.

From the Indy Star:

“We’re saying the whole year,” George Sr. said. “With an injury like that, you need some time off.

“Doctors said give him at least three months before he can start putting weight on it,” George Sr. continued. “Then he said from there it’s up to him how far he can go with it. We’ll have to play it by ear. He’s hurting. He still can’t believe that this has happened.”

While George’s injury looked like the worst we’ve seen in basketball–see Shaun Livingston–he may have gotten off easy due to the break being a clean one, reports his father.

“If it had to break, it broke the right way. It broke evenly, so they’re saying he should be back 100 percent. But of course, he’s got to go through his long process of healing and getting back in the gym but they’re saying that shouldn’t stop him from doing what he was doing once he’s healthy again.”

It’s going to be road back for the budding superstar. Luckily, George has youth and advanced medicines. If his body heals properly, George will be in the proper position to return to his All-Star form.

We’re all rooting for him to do so.

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