ROOKIE JALEN SUGGS INJURY
Orlando Magic head coach Jamahl Mosley ruled out rookie Jalen Suggs from playing on Saturday versus the Sacramento Kings due to a right ankle bone bruise.
INJURY EFFECT ON GAME
Suggs suffered the injury on March 13 against the Philadelphia 76ers and has missed the past five games for the Magic. He was hobbled throughout that contest and ruled out of returning to play after logging 22 minutes.
MISSED TWO GAMES
The fifth pick previously battled through a sprained right ankle for much of early March after initially injuring it on March 4 against the Toronto Raptors. He missed two games but was cleared and played in the next three games before bruising it versus the Sixers.
WANTS TO PLAY
The fifth pick previously told Mosley he wants to travel and be around the team as much as possible over the last eight games of the season while recovering from the injury. He could play again this season, but the Magic will not rush him back.
SIDELINE 20 GAME DUE TO INJURY
The Magic have often been cautious with injuries and will not rush Suggs back into action too quickly. He has been sidelined for more than 20 games this season due to various injuries, so the team will work to ensure he is fully healthy before clearing him to play again.
SUGGS GAME DATA
Suggs, in 46 games, is averaging 12.1 points, 4.4 assists, 3.7 rebounds and 1.2 steals this season. He ranks eighth in scoring among all first-year players and third in assists.