Indiana's George making progress in recovery from injury but not expected to play this season

Pacers forward Paul George could take the next step in his recovery from a broken right leg as early as next week.

The two-time All-Star said Friday he has been working on a treadmill in a pool and expects to start limited work on the court soon. He has been walking on the leg, which snapped in two places Aug. 1, and working on his shot since late September.

While George says he remains hopeful of a return late this season, coach Frank Vogel calls it "very unlikely."

Vogel says injuries will keep power forward David West out until after a Nov. 26 game against the Spurs. Guard C.J. Watson won't play until after the Spurs game and guard George Hill won't return until early December.