Paul George, the Indiana Pacers guard, plans to return to Pacers in mid-March so that he could play in its game against the Boston Celtics on 14th March, he told Yahoo Sports. He has been out of action since he got a compound fracture in his right leg while participating in an exhibition for USA Basketball on 1st August. He hopes to practice since 1st March, and be ready for the home match against Celtics.
It was not on 1st March that he wanted to play a game, but to start practicing without any restrictions up and down the court, he added. He would like to see his progress, and would decide about playing a match based on that observation. He is still hopeful of his playing against Celtics which will be a pressure game he relishes and craves for.
The Pacers with the score 21-33 are presently two games out of the eighth, and placed in the playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. George had been an All-Star of the last season with an average of 21.7 points, his career highest. He is keen to give his best to Pacers as he envisioned about the future prospect of his team.
He further said that it would be ideal for The Pacers to play against Atlanta or Cleveland in the playoff’s first round. The Pacers being the first seed, it would in fitness of things that the Pacers take on Atlanta in the first round. If it happens, he further added, would be a rematch which will be liked by the opponent also.