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LAS VEGAS -- It has been two years since Paul Georges life was inextricably altered during a USA Basketball exhibition game in which he snapped his left leg in gruesome fashion under the basket at the Thomas & Mack Center, an incident he now refers to simply as the injury. Mitch Moreland Jersey .Hes back in Las Vegas this week. Back donning a USA jersey across his chest. Back among the games elite. Back fulfilling his reputation as a dominant talent on the court.George already restored his place in the basketball pecking order before this week, making third-team All-NBA and second-team All-Defensive in 2015-16 while putting up better overall numbers than he did for the Indiana Pacers in the season before the injury. Resuming his spot within Team USA just brings things full circle.It means a lot, George said after Team USAs opening practice of training camp in preparation for the Rio Olympics next month. This is like really a redemption to myself. All the bad that happened on that night, I owed myself this opportunity to come back out here and compete for my country.For all that has been made about stars such as?LeBron James, Stephen Curry, Russell Westbrook, James Harden and Kawhi Leonard bowing out of international competition this summer, Georges inclusion cant be emphasized enough.Its one of the great stories of this group, said Jerry Colangelo, USA Basketballs managing director. I mean, when you think about it, when you think back to the tragedy when the injury took place, no one could have projected where he would be. And was his career over? Was his career going to be limited because of the injury? Would he ever come back fully? And to see him back and to see what hes accomplished back in the league, its like he didnt miss a beat.While George has reclaimed his perch, its impossible not to notice all that has changed since that fateful night in August 2014, when he chased down Harden to foul him on a fast break and suffered an open tibia-fibula fracture after landing awkwardly at the base of the basket stanchion.Donald Trump went from reality TV show host to presidential hopeful; the Golden State Warriors went from a promising group to the league standard for excellence; Georges Pacers went from knocking on the door of the NBA Finals with consecutive Eastern Conference finals appearances to a new-look group thats hardly recognizable compared with what they were before the injury.Indianas core has been blown up: Frank Vogel now coaches the Orlando Magic; Roy Hibbert is on his second different team; David West is on his second different team; Lance Stephenson is on his third different team.It just goes to show the evolution of this game, George said. Im looked upon as the leader and the longest-[tenured] Pacer now. So its sunk in. I dont think it will officially sink in until training camps started, and Im looking around, and Im the face of it. So its just part of the game, and Ill deal with it.Indianas future, although its a promising one with the offseason additions of Jeff Teague, Al Jefferson and Thaddeus Young, is yet to be determined. What is certain is how George took a guarantee made by Colangelo shortly after the injury that there would a spot waiting for him on the 16 Olympic team, and went and proved he belonged anyway.It was meant to be an incentive for him, Colangelo said. But when you see its actually happened and hes earned it in every way, this is not a gift here. Hes literally earned this spot. Its just a lot of extra love involved in this one. So were very happy for him, and its great to have him here.This summer could end up being a reminder to the world just how good George really is. With no James or Leonard, hell team with Kevin Durant and Carmelo Anthony as the teams most versatile swingman.The way hes just handled everything: physically to be at the level hes at, emotionally, mentally ... coach Mike Krzyzewski said. I mean, wow. I remember being in a hospital with him. ... You try to envision and talk about, Well, in Rio, youll be there. And you hope that you believe that, you think you do, but then maybe thats not going to happen. And it is. And hopefully we win, and that would be an even better story.That story and the way it unfolds at the Olympics is the final march on Georges comeback tour.Now I know Im healthy, I know Im OK, I know Im 100 percent, George said. Im back to being myself. Its no limitations. Its no thought in my mind that Im limited to something. I kind of just feel like all the chains are off of me and Im free now.Unburdened by the injury, George is embracing being back at the scene where his progress was interrupted.Im just enjoying it, man, he said. Im just enjoying it. This trip is not about the injury. Thats behind me. It happened. Im over it. Its about preparing for a gold medal. Youth Red Sox Jerseys . "I was fortunate to play many years at this level with a great organization and unbelievable teammates," said Hejduk in a statement. Tyler Thornburg Jersey . -- In a span of seven Washington Redskins offensive plays, Justin Tuck sacked Robert Griffin III four times. http://www.redsoxjerseyscheap.com/?tag=bill-lee-jersey . Sgt. Eric ONeal says most of the arrests at Monday nights game were for public drunkenness, though one person was taken into custody on suspicion of trying to steal a seat from the stadium. LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Brian Hoyer is preparing to start at quarterback for the Chicago Bears against the Dallas Cowboys.Jay Cutler missed practice Wednesday with the sprained right thumb he suffered Monday night.Although the team isnt saying Cutler is out for Sunday nights game, Hoyer is taking all the snaps in practice with the first team.Then again, Hoyer said hed prepare as if hes a starter regardless of Cutlers situation.I prepare every week like Im going to play, Hoyer said. If you take one day off, you take one rep off mentally and then thats the play that gets called in the game, I mean, thats when youre going to slip off.Cutler joined a long list of players injured in Monday nights loss who are missing practice.Inside linebacker Danny Trevathan underwent thumb surgery and likely will miss the game, while coach John Fox confirmed linebacker Lamarr Houston suffered an ACL tear. Houston is done for the season.Also missing practice Wednesday were nose tackle Eddie Goldman (ankle), running back KaDeem Carey (hamstring), safety Adrian Amos (concussion), cornerback Bryce Callahan (concussion) and safety Chris Prosinski (calf).Hoyer completed 224 of 369 attempts for 2,606 yards with 19 touchdowns and seven interceptions last season.Against the Eagles, Hoyer completed 9 of 12 for 78 yards in relief of Cutler after the injury. It was his first action as a Bear since the preseason finale, and he said he can benefit from that time.I think just getting a chance to play again -- it had been a while since I had played in a live game, he said. So at least you can get some of that to take in if I do have to play, and just getting out there and seeing a real defense come at you.Its different than when youre doing the scout team during the week.For Hoyer, there will be adjustments.One is getting used to taking snaps from center Cody Whitehair. Hoyer practiced with Whitehair on the second team in training camp prior to a season-ending innjury suffered by starting center Hroniss Grasu in the preseason. Babe Ruth Jersey. One adjustment will be getting to play with wide receiver Alshon Jeffery.Yeah, not there yet, because really these are the first reps that Ive taken with Alshon, whether its one-on-ones, anything, really, Hoyer said. Hes been solely with Jay.So the thing that Ive noticed from watching those two work is you just put it in the guys vicinity. His range of motion is so big, hes a big body guy who uses his strength. So Ive been able to watch that and now I get a chance to go out and do it.Its possible the Bears will run more now with Hoyer playing instead of Cutler, although Fox said hed like to rely on the run regardless.I think any quarterback, I dont care what status they are, will tell you the running game is one of their best friends, Fox said. No matter who your quarterback is, if youre dropping back and throwing it 45 or 50 times, its usually not a great result.Regardless of the quarterback, we do emphasize the run game.Fox said the Bears have run the ball effectively with Cutler, but have had to turn away from it when falling behind.In fact, per carry, really our stats arent bad, Fox said. We just havent been in situations in the first two ballgames that have allowed us to run it in the second half as much as wed like.The Bears will be trying to avoid a second straight 0-3 start under Fox.Hoyer had experience with a slow start last season, when he helped lead Houston into the playoffs. The Bears are his fifth NFL team in eight seasons.I was on a team that 0-2 last year, too, Hoyer said. At one point, we were 2-5 and we made the playoffs. I think a lot is made early on, trying to get things together.But its a long season. 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