Pacers swingman Paul George has been diagnosed with a concussion after sustaining an injury during Tuesday night's 87-83 loss to the Miami Heat in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals.
During the fourth quarter, George was kneed in the back of the head by Miami's Dywane Wade. When Wade's knee hit George's head, George went -- and stayed -- down.
He was checked out by Indiana's medical staff, but he denied dizziness, nausea, issues with his vision and on the surface exhibited no concussion symptoms.
In a statement released Wednesday, the Pacers said that George reported after the game that he "blacked out" on the play. From the Pacers' statement:
Because of the statement and Indiana’s ongoing evaluation and management of potential concussions, George underwent further testing and evaluation Wednesday morning. He has been diagnosed by the team’s consulting neurologist with a concussion, based on his post-game reporting that he had briefly lost consciousness during the game. He will begin the NBA-mandated protocol for return-to-participation after a diagnosed concussion.