Magic’s Aaron Gordon Picks Up Strained Hamstring in Loss to Raptors

Aaron Gordon. Photo by Patrick Lewis/StarPix/REX/Shutterstock

Injuries continue to pile up for Orlando Magic since the 2019/20 NBA season resume. The latest Magic player heading to the sidelines is Aaron Gordon, who suffered a strained hamstring in Wednesday’s loss to the Toronto Raptors.

The 24-year-old starting forward got injured early in the third quarter following a foul by Raptors’ guard Kyle Lowry. Gordon cut to the basket and was about to dunk when Lowry jumped into his knees in an attempt to stop him.

Gordon had to exit the game and didn’t get back, while Lowry was handed a flagrant 1 foul.

Luckily for Magic, Aaron Gordon might not be out of action for too long. The MRI showed no structural damage, and he might even be back on the court this week. Gordon’s official status is “day-to-day” according to the team’s recent announcement. 

Gordon was one of Magic’s best players in recent years, and he quietly had a solid season in 2019/20. So far, he was averaging 14.5 points, 7.6 rebounds, and 3.7 assists per game.

Orlando Magic currently finds themselves as the No.8 seed in the East with a 32-37 record. However, they have a chance to advance to No.7 and avoid first round against Milwaukee Bucks, as they are just half a game behind Brooklyn Nets on No.7.