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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Nelson to have knee surgery

From the Magic press release:
Jameer Nelson To Undergo Arthroscopic Knee Surgery
Orlando Magic point guard Jameer Nelson will undergo arthroscopic surgery Wednesday morning to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee.

Nelson was injured in the fourth quarter of Monday night’s game vs. Charlotte and underwent an MRI Tuesday morning.

It is estimated that Nelson will be out four-to-six weeks following the procedure.

Nelson had started all 11 games for the Magic, averaging 13.7 ppg. and a team-high 5.5 apg.

The Magic (8-3) return to action Wednesday night by hosting Oklahoma City at Amway Arena (tip-off 7 p.m.)
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  • At 3:57 PM, Blogger Mike from Illinois said…

    Wow, unbelievable... the injury bug just won't quit.

    I have confidence the Magic will be alright without Nelson for 4-6 weeks, as Jason Williams has done a very nice job as backup PG so far this season, and Anthony Johnson should be alright as the backup.

    At least this isn't a season-ending injury for Nelson, like it was last season with the shoulder.

    Hopefully, everything will go alright with the surgery and the recuperation time will go as expected.

  • At 5:12 PM, Blogger WeRDevos said…

    one injury after another. Now we see if J-Will can hold up to more minutes, and if Anthony Johnson still has something left in the tank.

    Ouch. This hurts.

  • At 10:20 PM, Blogger John Newberry said…

    Iverson is a free agent...he might be a good pick up, right about now.

  • At 3:21 AM, Blogger Mike from Illinois said…

    Here are excerpts from Brian Schmitz's BasketBlog from Tueday's Online Orlando Sentinel:

    Magic General Manager Otis Smith is more inclined to use veteran point guards Jason Williams and Anthony Johnson while waiting on Jameer Nelson to recover from arthroscopic knee surgery in four to six weeks.

    At the same time, when asked by the Sentinel about the possibility of signing free agent point guard Allen Iverson, Smith didn't reject the idea out of hand. He has usually shot down scenarios involving players who come with baggage or questionable character, citing team chemistry and how it might affect superstar Dwight Howard.

    "It's hard to say. You have to evaluate it. But it has to make sense for your team," he said. "I just got the news (on Nelson) a few hours ago, so I can't rule out anything yet. You have to take a step back. That's how we've done things."

    "I'm not in a hurry to do anything. We will do our due dilligence. We have two point guards and another who will be out four to six weeks."

  • At 3:35 AM, Blogger Mike from Illinois said…

    Here are Jason Williams' statistics this season per 36 minutes:

    PPG: 10.5
    Assists: 7.8
    Turnovers: 1.6

    He'll probably play 30-34 minutes a game if he starts in place of Jameer Nelson. If he can come near his current statistics per 36 minutes, I'll be happy, especially with an assist/turnover ratio of almost 5/1.

    The Magic don't really need to worry about him scoring too much; 10 ppg would be ideal. The Magic would count on JWill to distribute the ball well and keep the turnovers to a minimum, which he is more than capable of doing.

    I sincerely hope the Magic do not sign Iverson; you just don't know how he might affect the chemistry on the team and if he would be happy with whatever role he is given.

    I have confidence in Williams that he can hold down the fort for 6 weeks at the point while Nelson recuperates, and Anthony Johnson should be adequate playing 10-15 minutes a game.

    Heck, I think even J.J. Redick can play some PG if necessary, as he has really improved his passing under Stan Van Gundy.

    Please, no Iverson!

  • At 11:42 AM, Blogger Big Figure said…

    Wow! Well the focus should be to get jameer right,but its Surprising to say the least. Jwill will do a good job,he doesnt turn it over alot and he hits three in transition which i like.


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