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Magic rookie Chuma Okeke bruises knee bone, reportedly to miss several weeks

Magic rookie Chuma Okeke

ORLANDO, FL - DECEMBER 23: Chuma Okeke #3 of the Orlando Magic walks on the court before the game against the Miami Heat on December 23, 2020 at Amway Center in Orlando, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2020 NBAE (Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images)

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The Magic drafted Chuma Okeke No. 16 in 2019 despite him having a torn ACL in his left knee.

Okeke – who sat out last season then didn’t sign with Orlando until last offseason – has another left-knee injury.


Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN:

This is quite concerning considering Okeke’s history. Hopefully, he recovers smoothly. Okeke was an intriguing prospect before getting hurt – a hustle player who could make some plays with the ball.

Okeke was in Orlando’s rotation at power forward – a position where the Magic are shorthanded with Jonathan Isaac and Al-Farouq Aminu already sidelined. Gary Clark could now see a bigger role behind starter Aaron Gordon.