Rookie Suggs diagnosed with knee sprain, Magic lineup disabled

2022-10-09 11:56

Rookie Suggs diagnosed with knee sprain, Magic lineup disabled

21-year-old guard Jaylen Suggs suffered a knee injury in the first half of the Orlando Magic's 110-105 victory over the Dallas Mavericks in Game 3 of the preseason locker room for diagnosis and treatment.

Suggs was selected by the Magic with the fifth overall pick in the first round last year, but he missed 34 regular season games last season due to ankle and thumb injuries, and only played 48 games in his first rookie season in the NBA. In the game, he averaged 11.8 points, 3.6 rebounds, 4.4 assists, 1.2 steals and 0.4 blocks per 27.2 minutes per game. He shot 36.1 percent overall and 21.4 percent from 3-point range.

Now the rookie is injured again in the second season of his NBA career. After playing more than a minute in today's preseason, he was fouled by Mavericks guard Spencer Dinwiddie and 29 20-year-old striker Dorian Finley-Smith collided, and Suggs clenched the sore left knee after falling to the ground and then left the game for the rest of the game.

After the game, the Magic officially announced the results of Suggs' MRI. The report stated that Suggs had a sprained left knee and a bruised bone, but the team also emphasized that Suggs's injury was not classified as a serious injury. sick.

As for whether Suggs can return in the last two preseason games, Magic head coach Jamel Mosley said it will depend on the progress of his treatment.

It is worth mentioning that the Magic has 4 players on the injury report list in the preseason, including 25-year-old forward Admiral Schofield with a left knee bruise and a left knee meniscectomy. Recovering 28-year-old guard Gary Harris, 25-year-old forward Jonathan Isaac, who has been out for nearly two years from a left knee injury, and 24-year-old guard Markelle Fultz, the 2017 No. Fractured and truce.

Now coupled with rookie Suggs, the Magic's lineup of multiple injured players can't help but start to wonder whether the team can solve the problem of injuries affecting performance in the 2022-2023 season.

In addition, the Magic still have two preseason games to complete, will host the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday and close out at home against the Cleveland Cavaliers next Saturday. The Magic's NBA regular season will kick off against the Detroit Pistons on the 20th of this month.

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