It’s not anywhere close to losing a finger due to fireworks, but Aaron Gordon and the Magic organization can’t be happy about the second year player’s latest setback.
Magic forward Aaron Gordon is recovering from surgery to repair a fractured jaw. Story: http://t.co/6e8s7HqYvw.
— Josh Robbins (@JoshuaBRobbins) July 17, 2015
Per Robbins, Gordon suffered the injury while playing with his brother.
After shooting very poorly from beyond three feet as a rookie, including 27% from three, Gordon wowed basketball fans at Summer League in showing what appears to be an improved jumper, or at least making progress towards one. He shot 50% from beyond the arc, as well as the field overall, in Orlando.
He missed a couple months last season with a broken bone in his foot, though he received more playing time at the end of the season as the Magic were eliminated from the playoff race. After averaging a shade over 15 minutes per game after returning in January, he saw over 25 minutes a night in April.
According to Robbins, Gordon, who hasn’t even turned 20 years old yet, is expected back for the start of the regular season, though it remains to be seen how much impact it will have on his ability to get on the floor and impress new head coach Scott Skiles.