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Surgeon calls Paul George's latest injury 'just depressing'
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Surgeon calls Paul George's latest injury 'just depressing'
Friday April 17th, 2015

An IU Health orthopedic surgeon told the Indianapolis Star that the strained calf muscle Indiana Pacers guard Paul George sustained on Wednesday is "just depressing." 

George left Wednesday's game with the injury after he said he "heard something pop." The Pacers lost to the Memphis Grizzlies, eliminating them from the playoff race on the final day of the season.

"He'd had a long road after a very, very traumatic event -- and his injury was more traumatic than most," said Dr. Robert Klitzman. "Then you're back, life is good. Even a minor setback is just depressing. That's what it is. Just depressing."

George played six games this season after returning from the compound fracture of his tibia and fibula he sustained last August. The calf strain was in his left leg. 

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In 15.2 minutes per game, he averaged 8.8 points and 3.7 rebounds. 

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