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Monday, November 24, 2014

Magic Injury Update: Aaron Gordon will be re-evaluated in six-to-eight weeks following successful surgery on Friday


By on 11/24/2014 06:00:00 AM

The Orlando Magic fell to the Miami Heat on Saturday by the scored of 99-92. The loss dropped the Magic to 6-9 on the season, fourth in the Southeast Division. Nikola Vucevic lead the Magic with 33 points and 17 rebounds in 33 minutes of action. On the injury front, Aaron Gordon had successful surgery on his left foot on Friday and will be re-evaluated in about six to eight weeks.

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The official Twitter account of InsideHoops.com confirmed Gordon's surgery on Friday.
John Denton of NBA.com also added that the surgery repaired the fractured fifth metatarsal in Gordon's left foot. The fracture was revealed following last Saturday's game through an X-ray.  Gordon consulted with specialist Dr. Bob Anderson before deciding on surgery.

Although there is no timetable for Gordon's return, both head coach Jacque Vaughn and Tobias Harris successfully recovered from a similar injury and think Gordon will have no issues returning.
``(I would tell him) that I have no pain and that you can come back from the injury,’’ Vaughn said. ``It’s a temporary setback for him and it’s a great time to be around the game and mentally test yourself and test your resolve and get better in other ways besides just being on the floor.’’
With Gordon out indefinitely, expect  Maurice Harkless and Andrew Nicholson to continue to see additional minutes up front.

Gordon, in his rookie season out of Arizona, is averaging 5.8 points on 58.1 percent shooting and three rebounds in 15 minutes per game. In one season at Arizona, Gordon averaged 12.4 points and eight rebounds in 31.2 minutes per game.




 
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