A Paul George injury update has come in following a lot of rumors about the Oklahoma City Thunder star. A report by Erik Horne, a beat writer for The Oklahoman, shed some important light on the situation.

Horne relays that George is dealing with a nerve issue in his left foot. He quoted George as saying that, "It's nothing that's major, nothing that's going to hurt me." This is great news for the team, fans of the Thunder, and fantasy basketball owners. It means that he might need some rest, but that he isn't to miss significant time dealing with a foot injury.

Explanation of George injury

The exact Paul George injury is called peroneal nerve palsy in his left foot. It breaks down to be a paralysis of the common fibular nerve and can affect the ability to lift the foot at the ankle. In those terms, it sounds like something that the team should be worried about, and that something George is downplaying at this time.

George has been dealing with this nerve injury since the NBA preseason and has stated it is not connected to any of his past injuries. Those include having to have blood drained from his elbow in the offseason, going through arthroscopic surgery on his left knee, and breaking his leg while playing for Team USA. This latest injury isn't going to help him lose the moniker of always being hurt.

Paul George on All-Star track with OKC

When George decided to re-sign with the Oklahoma City Thunder in the offseason, it came as a surprise to a lot of NBA analysts. An assumption had been made that he wanted to join the Los Angeles Lakers. Instead, he re-upped with OKC, feeling that he could help take this team deep into the postseason.

The duo of George and Russell Westbrook is certainly difficult for any opposing team to deal with.

In seven games this year, George is averaging 23.4 points, 7.1 rebounds, 3.4 assists, and 2.4 steals per game. It's possible that he is putting together his best season since joining the NBA. Keeping in mind that the George injury has been with him since the preseason, this speaks to his ability to play through any pain.

It should also give Thunder fans hope that he is going to remain on the court this year.

This Paul George injury update is great news, but the team has to start playing better as a unit. The Thunder are just 3-4 on the season, putting the team outside of the playoff picture. While teams like the Houston Rockets look to improve through trades, OKC may simply need to buckle down and find a better rhythm. With talents like George and Westbrook leading the way, that seems very possible, especially if George can play a majority of the games.