Orlando Magic rookie Jalen Suggs is set to miss an extended period of time after suffering a fractured thumb in Monday night’s loss to the Philadelphia 76ers.
Late in the fourth quarter of the 101-96 loss, the No. 5 overall pick in the draft drove to the basket and appeared to injury his thumb after contact from 76ers big man Joel Embiid.
He was seen grabbing his thumb on the way back down the floor and was taken out of the game shortly after.
What’s next for Suggs? Here’s everything we know about his injury.
What is Jalen Suggs’ injury?
The Magic initially reported Suggs’ injury as a sprain, but after undergoing further tests, he was diagnosed with a fractured right thumb.
How long is Jalen Suggs out?
According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Suggs’ thumb will not require surgery. He will be re-evaluated every two weeks to gauge how it’s healing.
No surgery needed on Orlando Magic guard Jalen Suggs’ fractured right thumb, per team. He will be evaluated every two weeks to gauge healing.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) December 1, 2021
Suggs has been durable through the first portion of his rookie season, only missing one game against the Atlanta Hawks with a right ankle sprain.
Through the first 22 games of the season, Suggs is averaging 12.3 points, 3.6 assists, 3.4 rebounds and 1.1 steals in 27.7 minutes per game.
Magic upcoming schedule
The Magic enter their Dec. 1 game against the Nuggets with a 4-18 record, placing them at the bottom of the standings in the Eastern Conference with the worst record in the league.
Following their home game against Denver, they face a tough road that includes matchups against the Warriors, Clippers and Lakers.
|De. 1||vs. Nuggets||7:00 p.m|
|Dec. 3||at Rockets||8:00 p.m|
|Dec. 6||at Warriors||10:00 p.m.|
|Dec. 8||at Kings||10:00 p.m|
|Dec. 11||at Clippers||3:30 p.m|
|Dec. 12||at Lakers||9:30 p.m.|
|Dec. 15||vs. Hawks||7:00 p.m.|
|Dec. 17||vs. Heat||7:00 p.m.|
|Dec. 18||vs. Heat||7:00 p.m.|
|Dec. 20||at Raptors||7:30 p.m.|