Prior to last night’s Game 6 contest against the New York
Knicks, the Indiana Pacers cleared point guard George Hill to return from the
concussion he suffered in Game 4.
Coach Vogel confirms that @george_hill3 will start in tonight's game with no limitations. twitter.com/Pacers/status/…
— Indiana Pacers (@Pacers) May 18, 2013
Hill missed Game 5 as a result of the concussion and its symptoms, but he was able to rejoin the lineup last night. Before the game, Indiana released the following statement regarding Hill’s status.
Over the last two days under the care of the Indiana Pacers’ medical staff, George Hill has participated in each step of the NBA’s Return-to-Participation Exertion Protocol as part of the NBA’s Concussion Policy. During the process, George remained symptom-free after each step including his workouts earlier today. After consultation with Dr. Jeffrey Kutcher, the NBA’s Director of Concussion Management, the Pacers’ team physicians have cleared George to play in tonight’s game.