Magic’s Jodie Meeks out indefinitely after foot surgery

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The Magic traded for Jodie Meeks despite the shooting guard missing 101 games the last two years.

It cost just a low 2019 second-round pick and $6.54 million of cap space, but Meeks might provide even less value than that.

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Orlando Magic guard Jodie Meeks underwent a surgical procedure today to further stabilize the fifth metatarsal in his right foot, General Manager Rob Hennigan announced today. He will be out indefinitely and his return to action will depend on how he responds to rehabilitation.

Meeks originally injured his foot in the Pistons’ second game last season, and that kept him out until their final game. A back injury that cost him a quarter of the 2014-15 season only adds concern.

Wing Mario Hezonja can spend more time backing up Evan Fournier at shooting guard than playing small forward — especially with Serge Ibaka, Bismack Biyombo, Aaron GordonNikola Vucevic and Jeff Green crowding the frontcourt. Orlando might also have to rely more on recently acquired C.J. Wilcox than initially hoped.