Aaron Gordon questionable vs. Raptors with sore left hip
After only returning to action last Thursday, Orlando Magic forward Aaron Gordon could once again be placed back on the shelf, as he is listed as questionable for their game against the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday with a sore left hip, according to Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel.
The 22-year-old Arizona product missed the Magic’s last nine games before the All-Star break because of a strained left hip flexor. That also forced him to withdraw from the Slam Dunk Contest, where he was initially slated to participate in. Prior to getting injured, he was enjoying his best season as a pro with career-high averages of 18.4 points, 8.3 rebounds, and 2.2 assists in 34.0 minutes per game.
It’s still unclear if he will be forced once again to miss a significant amount of time or not, as the exact extent of the injury is unknown. Despite owning one of the worst records in the league today, the Magic could still end the season on a high note if they can string a few wins together, but that becomes even tougher to achieve now, especially if Gordon will be sidelined.
Mario Hezonja could be in line for more minutes should Gordon indeed miss some games. If there’s any good news for the Magic at this point though, Nikola Vucevic is back in action for them and has already suited up in their last three outings. Jonathan Isaac is also slated to return to the court for them, which will give them more depth at the forward and center positions.