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Monday, November 24, 2008

UPDATE: Bogans to miss time with thumb fracture

From OrlandoSentinel.com by Kyle Hightower:

Magic reserve guard Keith Bogans is out a minimum of three weeks and possibly as many as four to six after sustaining an avulsion fracture of his thumb in his left hand.

The injury, sustained during Orlando's loss Saturday to Houston, has also caused a pull on a ligament in the affected hand. Coach Stan Van Gundy said he didn't see how the injury occurred, but noticed Bogans grabbing for it after going through a screen.

While it's certainly a blow to the Magic lineup (Bogans was averaging 6.5 points and 3.5 rebounds in 24.4 minutes of action), Van Gundy admitted that it does silence a bit of the criticism for the logjam at shooting guard he had behind starter Mickael Pietrus. He said that both J.J. Redick and rookie Courtney Lee would get Bogans' time in the interim.

"Yeah, we're covered there and now those guys (behind Bogans) will get more of an opportunity," Van Gundy said. "You never want anything like this and I think Keith is a big loss for us, but everything that happens bad, there's always a silver lining."

The only change to the rotation that he said he envisioned seeing was at the small forward spot, which Pietrus played at times with Bogans in the lineup. With Bogans out, he said it could mean that forward Rashard Lewis would see a little increased time there.


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