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Paul George says he’s not where he wants to be yet in recovery from knee surgery

Paul George

Paul George is preparing to continue his quest with the Oklahoma City Thunder this fall. After re-signing with the team—and shocking many by spurning his hometown Lakers—the All-Star hit a minor bump in the road.

George had a medical procedure done on his left knee and although he doesn’t seem overly concerned, he still feels he has a ways to go before he’s fully healthy.

George told Tim Bontemps of the Washington Post:

“The knee is doing good,” he said. “It still has a long way to go. … It looks like I’m doing well, but I’m still working through some stuff, and still working on trusting and putting full confidence in my leg. I’m a little ways away, but there’s no pain, there’s no swelling, there’s nothing I’m concerned about. I’m just not at the level I need to be.”

Certainly, this isn’t the best news for George and Oklahoma City, but there’s no reason to sound the alarm yet. Opening night is still about two and a half months away so George can continue his rehab at his own pace.

The former Indiana Pacer is no stranger to returning from injury. In 2014, George suffered a gruesome leg injury that nearly kept him out the entire 2014-15 season. Chances are, George isn’t worrying too much about his latest injury considering his past experiences.

The swingman is looking to build on his first season in Oklahoma City. George and company made nice strides in his first season with the Thunder, but after bouncing out in the first round, they’re sure to have their sights set higher.