It could have been worse. Heck, it seemed worse when it happened. In the third quarter wOrlando’s Nikola Vucevic got the ball in the post against Dwight Howard, and as he drove the ball his right knee just seemed to quickly. He immediately went to the bench, and Magic fans have the right to be nervous.
He’s going to miss time, but the diagnosis is not that bad.
I’d be surprised if he plays Saturday against the Sixers either, and he could be out a little longer than that.
But this is not a knee sprain or any ligament damage, so that’s a good sign.
Vucevic is averaging 15.8 points and eight rebounds a game for the Magic. With him out Dewayne Dedmon will get more run and that is good for the Orlando defense, but they are going to have to find a way to replace his scoring. Which will not be easy.