Jalen Brunson lasted just 12 minutes on Wednesday in a 127-120 loss against the Miami Heat. It appears that the New York Knicks star injured his hand during the game, and with his team scheduled to play again on Thursday against the Orlando Magic in a second night of a back-to-back set, fans want to know: Is Jalen Brunson playing tonight vs. the Magic?
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Jalen Brunson injury status vs. Magic
The Knicks initially had Brunson listed as questionable to play on Thursday night. The official diagnosis is a sprained right hand, which is a new injury for the 26-year-old. The good news is that Brunson is left-handed, and the sprain is in his non-shooting hand. The bad news, however, is that Brunson has now been downgraded to out just ahead of tipoff.
In other injury news, Mitchell Robinson has been upgraded to available. The Magic, on the other hand, will be without Jalen Suggs and Jonathan Isaac, who are both dealing with respective injuries.
With Brunson sidelined for the Knicks, Immanuel Quickley is likely to be inserted in the starting lineup again. The 6-foot-3 point guard has been quite effective as a starter, and the same should be the case again for him on Thursday if Brunson is sidelined.
Now, with the question of is Jalen Brunson playing tonight vs. the Magic, the answer is no.