Magic guard Victor Oladipo sprains MCL


What are the Magic doing to their MCLs?

Orlando’s top offseason acquisition, Channing Frye, sprained his.

And so has the Magic’s top returner, Victor Oladipo.

As discovered when researching Frye’s injury, four to six weeks is a rough guess for how much time Oladipo will miss. That would obviously carry into the regular season and could mean bigger roles for Evan Fournier and Ben Gordon.

The Magic can afford injuries this season. They’re almost assuredly headed near the top of the lottery again, regardless.

But hopefully this won’t adversely affect Oladipo’s athleticism long-term. He could be one of the NBA’s most exciting players, though that requires him running and jumping at his previously high levels.