The Orlando Magic announced on Monday night that rookie Jalen Suggs has suffered a fractured thumb in his right hand and will be out for an extended period of time.
? INJURY UPDATE:
After further evaluation, @OrlandoMagic guard Jalen Suggs has suffered a fractured right thumb.
Suggs will be out for an extended period of time.#MagicTogether
— Orlando Magic PR (@Magic_PR) November 30, 2021
During the game against the Philadelphia 76ers, Suggs drove to the basket and Joel Embiid snatched the ball out of his hands. After the play, he can be seen grabbing his thumb.
— John Clark (@JClarkNBCS) November 30, 2021
He was subbed out later and, just minutes after, his return was ruled out by the team. He left with 17 points, 5 assists, 3 rebounds, and 1 steal.
Suggs, selected fourth overall in the 2021 NBA Draft, has struggled in the scoring aspect of his game but has brought the effort every night to help the Magic. For his first season, he is averaging 12.3 points, 3.4 rebounds, and 3.6 assists in 27.8 minutes per game.
Currently, the Magic is at the bottom of the Eastern Conference with a 4-18 record, which is the worst in the league.