Savage: Turkoglu Out; Q-Rich to Start

By Dan Savage
December 21, 2011


ORLANDO -- Even in the preseason, the injury bug can bite.

One of its first victims, Magic forward Hedo Turkoglu, who suffered a left hip contusion in Orlando’s 118-85 loss in Miami on Sunday.

Although an MRI revealed no structural damage, Turkoglu has been suffering from spasms in his hip and leg.

As a result, the Magic will be without their starting small forward when they close out their preseason at Amway Center on Wednesday. Quentin Richardson will start in his place.

Turkoglu posted five points, three rebounds and three assists in 13 minutes of action, before suffering the injury while driving to the basket with 2:15 left in the second quarter.

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