Boxing, gymnastics, martial arts, dirt biking, drag racing, hang gliding, mountain climbing, high diving, motor cycle riding, skate boarding are just a few of the causes for life altering injuries and death. I will state categorically kids playing team sports are less likely to get involved in crime and drugs that guarantee life altering changes (prison) and early death. Take your pick.
I get the feeling he is gone. I think he wants to play in LA so badly, and the team knows it, and knows he won't sign an extension. So they may as well shop for the best offer and take it IMHO. Unless he says he wants to stay that's what I would do, or else you risk losing him next off-season for nothing. And he certainly COULD come out publicly and say "I want to stay in Indy" and end all speculation. He hasn't done that, which tells me what I need to know.
I just think we have seen the last of PG in a Pacers' uni.
This is what the Belichick Effect does. It makes you think too hard to try and out-guess him and most of the time it backfires. Look at what the Colts did on that fake "punt". The Hoody gets in people's heads and it usually works.