VIDEO: Magic two-way player Devin Cannady suffers gruesome leg injury, stretchered off the floor
Another NBA player suffered a gruesome injury on Sunday after Orlando Magic guard Devin Cannady left their match against the Indiana Pacers on a stretcher. The unfortunate incident occurred in the opening period at Amway Center, when Cannady contested Edmond Summer’s lay-up on the break.
It was evident that something went wrong as soon as the 24-year-old landed on the floor, as he let out a loud yelp in pain.
— J. Michael (@ThisIsJMichael) April 26, 2021
Devin Cannady has suffered a serious lower leg injury. pic.twitter.com/B8Q59qvzGm
— The Sports Place (@offsportsplace) April 26, 2021
Cannady stayed on the floor as his Magic teammates and the medical staff came to his aid. Center Mo Bamba graciously took off his jersey to cover Cannady’s left leg. This was reminiscent of what Washington Wizards forward Jordan Bell did for Deni Avdija last week when he also suffered a similar leg injury.
Mo Bamba took his jersey off and placed it over Devin Cannady's lower leg. A gurney is now on the court. https://t.co/fVtPLu1qRQ
— Josh Robbins (@JoshuaBRobbins) April 26, 2021
The 6-foot-2 Magic playmaker was put in a gurney and was rushed to the hospital. Scary injuries like this one have been a common sight around the league as of late. The condensed schedule, of course, has caused a lot of wear-and-tear to the players’ bodies as the season ramps up.
Devin Cannady, for his part, was just starting to carve his part in the NBA. He went undrafted in 2019 and had to pay his dues in the G-League with the Long Island Nets and Lakeland Magic. Orlando gave him a shot earlier this month with a 10-day contract. He was briefly waived after playing just three games, but he eventually earned himself a two-way contract for the rest of the season. The extent of his injury remains unclear at the moment.