One year ago today: Paul George suffers compound fracture

Paul George will never forget what happened on Aug. 1, 2014.

Paul George will never forget what happened on Aug. 1, 2014.

It’s been one year since Paul George’s career was altered when he broke his right tibia and fibula while playing in a USA Basketball scrimmage out in Las Vegas.

For George and Pacers fans, the time has probably went by ever so slowly. George has had to endure all kinds of pain, rehab, mental struggles, and the challenge of returning to form. Pacers fans saw their team fail to make the postseason and George sustain another injury in the regular-season finale.

“It almost seems like it happened ages ago,” George said last month about approaching the one-year mark of this injury, his first major injury (and broken bone).

“… It hasn’t really been in the back of my mind anymore. I’m kind of beyond that faze. That’s the good thing. I’m not going on the court and having flashbacks or thinking about coming down wrong. I’ve just been out on the court playing and just working out, and that’s been a great thing for me.”

George’s unfortunate injury immediately impacted the Pacers, the season they would have, and what would happen moving forward with the organization. It closed the chapter on the era of Hill-George-West-Hibbert, and team officials have since upgraded its look with a younger, faster group.

Monta Ellis, this most notable offseason pickup, is now the oldest player on the team at 30 years old.

A summary of what transpired in the last year after George’s injury:

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