Orlando Magic loses Jalen Suggs indefinitely. The number 5 of the last draft suffered a broken right thumb last night and will be away from the courts for several weeks; Adrian Wojnarowski reports from ESPN.
The injury occurred in the last minutes of the game that the Florida organization lost to Philadelphia. Suggs made a penetration off Joel Embiid and he swatted the ball, presumably triggering Suggs’s finger ailment. The guardVisibly in pain, he left the court in the first interruption of the crash.
After conducting a first examination, the Magic classified the problem as a sprain; However, shortly afterwards they claimed that the images obtained in the novice’s hand revealed a fracture. Orlando has not yet given a schedule for the return of its player, limiting itself to noting that it will not have Suggs for an extended period of time.
Inside the bad, Wojnarowski talks about weeks and not months, so it could be understood that the injury will make him miss quite a few games, but that it is not so serious as to become a long-term problem.
Suggs, who a few days ago claimed that he was beginning to feel comfortable and confident, is now slowing down his progress. Against the 76ers he signed a statistical sheet of 17 points and 5 assists. The truth is that so far he has had difficulties to find consistency in his game; In 20 games, he averages 12.1 points, 3.4 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 1.2 steals per game, with 33.6 percent shooting from the field and 24.8 percent from 3-pointers. He’s young and has a huge room for improvement, but injuries like this don’t help.
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