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George limited to non-contact drills in practice even though Pacers see signs of recovery

  • In this Tuesday, May 20, 2014, photo, Indiana Pacers forward Paul George lies on the floor as the knee of Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade (3) makes contact with his head as they went for a loose ball during the fourth quarter of Game 2 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals in Indianapolis. George has a concussion from the play, and it's unclear when he will return to practice or whether he will play Saturday night against Miami. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

    In this Tuesday, May 20, 2014, photo, Indiana Pacers forward Paul George lies on the floor as the knee of Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade (3) makes contact with his head as they went for a loose ball during the fourth quarter of Game 2 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals in Indianapolis. George has a concussion from the play, and it's unclear when he will return to practice or whether he will play Saturday night against Miami. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)  (The Associated Press)

  • In this Tuesday, May 20, 2014, photo, Indiana Pacers forward Paul George lies on the floor as the knee of Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade (3) makes contact with his head as they went for a loose ball during the fourth quarter of Game 2 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals in Indianapolis. George has a concussion from the play, and it's unclear when he will return to practice or whether he will play Saturday night against Miami. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

    In this Tuesday, May 20, 2014, photo, Indiana Pacers forward Paul George lies on the floor as the knee of Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade (3) makes contact with his head as they went for a loose ball during the fourth quarter of Game 2 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals in Indianapolis. George has a concussion from the play, and it's unclear when he will return to practice or whether he will play Saturday night against Miami. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)  (The Associated Press)

The Indiana Pacers kept Paul George out of contact drills Thursday because of a concussion.

It's still uncertain whether he will be cleared to play in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals Saturday in Miami. George was diagnosed with a concussion, less than 24 hours after he told reporters he had "blacked out" and had blurred vision following a collision with Miami's Dwyane Wade near the end of Game 2. The series is tied 1-1.

After practice, coach Frank Vogel reiterated George never described his injury to the doctors the same way he did to reporters. George returned to the game following a timeout.

At practice, George wore a red jersey, took shots and even dunked a ball before leaving the court. He did not take questions.