The Indiana Pacers could be without their All-Star Paul George for the crucial Game Three match up against the Miami Heat on Saturday.
George was today diagnosed with a concussion after seeing specialists a day after having received a knee to the head from Dwyane Wade in play, and subsequently admitting that he blacked out in the aftermath.
As is NBA protocol, the Pacers man must now satisfy a number of stipulations laid out in the league's concussion policy before he can be declared fit to play in the game in Miami.
in the aftermath of the news the Pacers have drawn criticism for keeping george in the game last night but the player himself admits that he did not reveal his black out, and blurred vision, to team doctors at the time:
"In response to questions from the Pacers' medical staff, he denied dizziness, nausea, and issues with his vision. He was also active and aware of his surroundings," read a Pacers statement Wednesday.
In order for George to take part in Game Three, he must show be symptom-free and show "no appreciable difference in his cognitive baseline testing scores" in the next three days.
You can see the collision that led to the concussion here.