Orlando’s Al-Farouq Aminu out indefinitely with torn meniscus in right knee
Orlando is already suffering from injuries, Nikola Vucevic has missed the last four games (and the offense has suffered without him), and Aaron Gordon just returned from his injury this weekend.’
Now add Al-Farouq Aminu to the list. The wing who has come off the bench for the Magic is out indefinitely with a torn meniscus in his right knee, the team announced.
Orlando Magic forward Al-Farouq Aminu underwent an MRI on his right knee which has revealed a torn meniscus.— Orlando Magic PR (@Magic_PR) December 1, 2019
Aminu will undergo further evaluation which will determine treatment options and the length of time he will be sidelined.
Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN added some details.
Aminu signed a three-year, $29.2 million contract with the Magic but has struggled offensively this season (as has the Orlando offense as a whole). He is scoring 4.3 points and pulling down 4.8 rebounds a night, with a true shooting percentage of 39.5. The Orlando offense has scored less than a point per possession when he is on the court and is 11.6 per 100 better when he sits. Aminu has, however, played good defense for the Magic.
Wes Iwundu should see a little extra run now, but mostly coach Steve Clifford will just lean on Aaron Gordon and Jonathan Isaac more.