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Hedo Turkoglu breaks non-shooting hand, he’s out a while

Nov 2, 2012, 10:34 PM EDT

Orlando Magic Hedo Turkoglu complains after he picked up second foul against New York Knicks in NBA basketball game in New York Reuters

Because what the Orlando Magic could really afford to lose one of the few proven scorers on their roster….

Orlando will be without Hedo Turkoglu for a little while after he broke his left — non-shooting — hand against the Nuggets on Friday, reports Joshua Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel. It happened in the third quarter but even the Magic say they don’t know how it happened. Which is a sign of just what kind of year it is shaping up to be in Orlando.

There is no timetable for Turkoglu’s return to the court, the Magic said he will be re-evaluated over the weekend.

This may hasten the Mo Harkless era in Orlando — he has not played or even practiced with the team in full contact since his sports hernia surgery, but the Magic don’t have a lot of depth on the wing right now. J.J. Redick almost didn’t suit up Friday due to his hip (he did and dropped 21), DeQuuan Jones sat out with an abdomen issue, and there isn’t much else. Orlando could go small with Redick a the two and Arron Afflalo at the three for stretches when Redick is healthy enough to go.

You can’t envy coach Jacque Vaughn, he was already playing with a short deck and the injury bug has already bitten Orlando.

  1. ulyses20 - Nov 2, 2012 at 11:09 PM

    .J. Redick didn’t suit up Friday due to his hip but yet he scored 21. You need to get your fact straight before you sound dumb wiring your article or blog or whatever you want to call this.

    • ulyses20 - Nov 2, 2012 at 11:15 PM

      I see that he corrected it to “almost” as soon as Im leaving my comment.

      • eugenesaxe - Nov 2, 2012 at 11:43 PM


  2. eugenesaxe - Nov 2, 2012 at 11:44 PM

    No loss whatsoever, he’s going to suck either way.

  3. 00maltliquor - Nov 3, 2012 at 3:44 AM

    For some reason I see this as making them better. I bet Harkless will prove more worthy then Turkey.

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