The Magic snapped an eight-game losing streak by beating the Thunder last night, but Orlando didn’t escape the game unscathed.
Terrence Ross will be out for a while.
After further evaluation, including an MRI, Orlando Magic guard/forward Terrence Ross has been diagnosed with a sprained right medial collateral ligament (MCL) and a non-displaced fracture of his right tibial plateau, President of Basketball Operations Jeff Weltman announced. Ross suffered the injury at the 4:38 mark of the second quarter during last night’s victory over Oklahoma City. He will be out indefinitely and miss a significant amount of time. His return to play will depend on how the injury heals and how he responds to treatment.
Ross – passive and ineffective for much of the season – had already been supplanted by Jonathon Simmons in the starting lineup, but Orlando was counting on Ross to provide a spark off the bench.
Now, the Magic will turn more to Arron Afflalo and/or Mario Hezonja. Neither bodes well for Orlando’s dwindling playoff chances. Perhaps, Jonathan Isaac gets more minutes on the wing once he gets healthy.