Paul George shares how bad his shoulder injury is
Paul George played in Game 1 Sunday of the Oklahoma City Thunder’s playoff series with the Portland Trail Blazers, though he didn’t look quite right.
George shot just 8/24 including 4/15 on threes as the Thunder lost Game 1 104-99 to Portland. He entered the game questionable due to his shoulder, which also kept him out of the Thunder’s regular season finale.
Just how bad has George’s shoulder injury been? According to Royce Young, George said he couldn’t lift his shoulder as of a few days ago.
George says he wasn't feeling any issues physically, but more it was a rhythm issue.
— Royce Young (@royceyoung) April 14, 2019
Even if George denies being physically limited in the game, he seemed off, and the shoulder injury likely is the reason. This is the same issue that kept him out three games in late February/early March as well.
George made it clear before the series that he might not be at 100 percent, and it seems to have shown.