Saturday update: A MRI confirmed Suggs has a right ankle sprain, and the Magic have listed him as out indefinitely. Orlando says his recovery will be based on how he responds to treatment.
Magic say guard Jalen Suggs underwent an MRI today, which confirmed a right ankle sprain.— Marc J. Spears (@MarcJSpears) October 22, 2022
Suggs’ return to play will depend on how he responds to rehabilitation and treatment.
Saturday update: Suggs is out Saturday against the Celtics with the ankle injury he suffered Friday. Cole Anthony is likely to get the start at point guard, while RJ Hampton will also be in the mix for backcourt minutes.
Update: Suggs will not return to Friday’s game.
Jalen Suggs came up limping after an awkward landing on a layup attempt. He attempted his FTs and checked out of the game at the 7:42 mark of the 3rd quarter. He looks to be in a lot of pain on the bench.— Cody Taylor (@CodyTaylorNBA) October 22, 2022
The Magic have had a lot of injury issues at point guard, with Markelle Fultz out to begin the season. Cole Anthony was dealing with an illness and got ruled out of the opener but was available off the bench Friday. He’s likely going to have a bigger role now that Suggs is out of the game.
Orlando will also use Paolo Banchero as the lead ball handler, so the Magic do have options with Suggs sidelined. This team is not winning anything major this year, so Suggs’ injury doesn’t impact them in a big way to start the season.
We’ll update how long Suggs is out for if he doesn’t return to this game.