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Magic’s Jalen Suggs leaves game with left knee injury, X-rays negative, more info to come

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MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE - OCTOBER 03: Jalen Suggs #4 of the Orlando Magic brings the ball up court against the Memphis Grizzlies during a preseason game at FedExForum on October 03, 2022 in Memphis, Tennessee.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. (Photo by Justin Ford/Getty Images)

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UPDATE: Jalen Suggs has been diagnosed with a knee sprain and a bone bruise. He will miss weeks, but this is much better than the other possible injuries from a hyperextension.


Jalen Suggs’ rookie season was held back by injuries (fractured thumb, right ankle bone bruise), but he was healthy and ready to earn more minutes this season.

Then in a preseason game Friday night he was shoved from behind by Dorian Finney-Smith and appeared to hyperextend his left knee. Suggs was on the ground for several minutes before being helped back to the locker room.

After the game, coach Jamahl Mosley said the X-rays were negative but he would get an MRI Saturday to determine the extent of the injury.

Suggs, the No.5 pick out of Gonzaga in the 2021 NBA Draft, was considered a steal for the Magic at that point in the draft. However, the injuries messed up the flow of his rookie season and he ended up averaging 11.8 points and 4.4 assists a game on unimpressive shooting numbers (45.5 true shooting percentage).

The Magic were counting on a step forward from Suggs this season. This is an ominous way to start, hopefully the injury is not as bad as it appeared.