Paul George: "I'm officially back"

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Indiana Pacers star Paul George has had a crazy past two years since he broke his leg during a scrimmage with Team USA.

As one of the most promising small forwards in the NBA, it looked as though PG-13's career was in serious jeopardy after the horrific injury that took place in Las Vegas.

The 26-year-old's leg got caught on the stanchion and he lost a year of his life on the court as a result. He only played the final six games of the 2014-15 season and the Pacers missed the playoffs in his absence.

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However, he came back last term to record a career-season and guide Indiana into the postseason once again. Although a first-round exit to the Toronto Raptors was less than ideal, George would find his solace at the Olympics in Rio.

Two years on from his injury nightmare whilst on Team USA duty, George claimed a gold medal at the Games in Brazil to complete a remarkable turnaround, and the accomplishment was not lost on the man himself.

"I just finalised this whole story, put it to rest," George said, according to David Woods of the Indy Star. "I'm officially back."

There is no doubt that George is a modern-day success story and USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo is pleased that things could come full circle for the forward.

"The fact is, you look back a couple of years and he's lying on a floor in Las Vegas, not knowing whether his career was over," said Colangelo. "Let alone being able to make our team, participate and get a gold medal. It's a big day for him."

The Pacers will be hoping this means that a big year out of their franchise player could be on the horizon.

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