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Victor Oladipo out indefinitely after taking elbow in practice, suffering facial fracture

Orlando Magic Media Day

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Victor Oladipo just can’t catch a break.

The Magic guard sprained his MCL, leaving him in doubt for the season opener. But he returned to practice – just in time for another setback.

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel:

Goodness gracious. I’ve been looking forward to Oladipo’s season, and now, who knows when it will get off the ground?

On the bright side for the Magic – despite their own votethe draft lottery will still significantly reward the league’s worst teams. It was difficult to see Orlando pushing out of the cellar with Oladipo, and it’s even tougher to envision it now.

Maybe – maybe – this injury improves the Magic’s long-term outlook. As long as Oladipo makes a full recovery, they might be better-positioned to draft another talented player. But this should makes their present much drearier.