Paul George will miss the Indiana Pacers' next three games with a sore left ankle.
Since he sustained his injury Nov. 11 in the overtime loss to the Philadelphia 76ers, George has felt significant soreness in his ankle when he ran on it.
George missed four out of the Pacers' next six games and test results showed no structural damage.
George intended to play in Friday’s game against the Brooklyn Nets after holding his first players-only meeting of his seven-year career.
“I wanted to get the guys together and kind of wanted to get them to just start seeing the game differently,” George said after the Pacers’ shootaround. “If there’s action going on strong side, why can’t we talk and say, ‘Hey, I’m going to set you up for this back screen or I’m going to get to you for this pin down.’ No reason why we can’t communicate on the offensive end.”