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Magic’s Glen Davis could be out a while with shoulder injury

Dec 20, 2012, 9:01 AM EDT

The play itself doesn’t look like much — Glen Davis is going hard to the rim and Emeka Okafor fouls him, getting him across the arms as Davis tries to go up with the ball.

But Big Baby is almost instantly on the floor grabbing his shoulder in a lot of pain. Those kind of plays can lead to torn muscles and more serious injuries.

The MRI will come back Thursday but it seems the Magic are bracing for him to be out a while, reports the Orlando Sentinel.

Davis is averaging 16 points and 7.9 rebounds a game, having his best season as a pro since being given more responsibility after Dwight Howard left. His game has grown in his sixth season. As the Sentinel notes, there isn’t much in the way of depth behind Davis.

He has no player on the bench like Davis, who is in the Al Jefferson and Zach Randolph mold, aggressive, wide-bodied players who primarily battle in the paint.

Coach Jacque Vaughn’s best option is Andrew Nicholson, 6-9, 250 pounds. Starting him would put two rookies in the lineup (along with small forward Maurice Harkless)….

Vaughn’s other option is veteran Josh McRoberts, who is more athletic but not a post player.

Orlando is off to a surprising 12-13 start this season and Davis was a big part of that. If he is going to be out a while it would be a huge blow.

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