Paul George to return Sunday against Heat

Paul George to return Sunday against Heat

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Paul George is cleared to play Sunday against Miami. (Getty Images)

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Pacers announced today that All-Star guard Paul George will be available to play Sunday when the Pacers host the Miami Heat at Bankers Life Fieldhouse (6 p.m.).

George, a two-time NBA All-Star, has missed the entire season after breaking his right leg during an intra-squad exhibition game at Las Vegas last August while practicing with Team USA as it prepared for the FIBA World Cup of basketball competition.

“The recovery has been a long process and this is another step in the process,” said George, the NBA’s Most Improved Player in 2012-13. “I thank everyone, my family, friends, doctors, our training staff, coaches, the entire Pacers’ family for their support and encouragement. I’m excited, but at the same time I’m aware I’m still in a rehab stage and will continue to work to get back to full strength.”

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“We’re happy to have Paul back in uniform, and this is just another step in his rehabilitation from the injury,” said Pacers President of Basketball Operations Larry Bird. “He has worked hard to get to this point and still has work to do, but it’s a positive step toward what we hope will be a full recovery at some point. His minutes will be limited in games he plays as we evaluate his progress moving forward.”

The game can be seen on Fox Sports Indiana.

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