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Thursday, September 27, 2007

Tony Battie might face shoulder surgery

Brian Schmitz Sentinel Staff Writer
2:34 PM EDT, September 27, 2007

Orlando Magic power forward Tony Battie might have to undergo rotator cuff surgery and miss an undetermined amount of time.

Battie was undergoing testing Thursday at Duke University, and the Magic were waiting on the results.

Battie apparently injured the shoulder a couple weeks ago.

The 6-foot-10, nine-year veteran was a regular in the Magic lineup alongside center Dwight Howard last season, averaging 6.1 points and 5.2 rebounds per game.

The Magic open training camp Saturday, and the loss of Battie makes them dramatically thin at the power positions.


This column was released a few days ago; but it's a great read on Jameer, and worth reading if you haven't already done so.

Jameer Nelson brave in face of tragedy


  • At 4:41 PM, Blogger Ben Q. Rock said…

    Wow, shoulder surgery for Tony? I don't know much about surgery, but I do know that Lamar Odom had a shoulder operation in May and has still not recovered; it's so bad that he might not be available on opening night.

    If that's the case with Tony, he'll probably be out until the All-Star break, meaning we'll have to play the first half of the season with Foyle, Gortat, Garrity, and Augustine at the four. Yikes.

  • At 6:41 PM, Blogger Mike from Illinois said…

    Yeah, rotator cuff surgery is nothing to be taken lightly. I wonder how he could have gotten the injury? Battie's experience and professionalism will definitely be missed.

    Nice column about Jameer, showing how strong he's being coping with the death of his dad.

  • At 4:46 PM, Blogger WeRDevos said…

    I'm not a Tony Battie fan. But really, how much worse can a 6'10" nine year NBA veteran do than 6.1/5.2? Hell Garrity could probably even do that given Battie's minutes.

    Unless you consider that Battie was starting ahead of that foul mouthed Darko so that Darko would never develop and wind up signing with another team...

    With the execrable Grant Hill gone I guess its time to start picking on Battie.

  • At 10:32 PM, Blogger Matt said…

    If you have to pick up on someone why not Otis Smith? He is responsible for the conundrum that we are in whereas Battie's surgery becomes newsworthy.

  • At 12:03 PM, Blogger Big Figure said…

    Battie's a role player who can be re-placed,not a big deal. If the league gives us the medical exception,we'll get a good player (role player).

  • At 4:28 PM, Blogger OVERWADED said…

    I'm okay with it. I was hoping for a front line of Lewis, Turk, and Howard. With Battie out, this only becomes more possible.

  • At 10:39 PM, Blogger Mad Child said…

    hey guys, posted a season preview of orlando on my blog.. www.powerof15.blogspot.com

    as orlando faithful, take a look and see what you think of the thoughts from a raptors fan perspective

  • At 8:43 PM, Blogger Matt said…

    What were you thinking, north of the border neighbor? Magic ranked 10 in the East? Hush hush and keep it to yourself.

  • At 12:33 AM, Blogger OVERWADED said…

    I thought he made some valid points...that is until he ranked the Magic 10th in the East.


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