Jodie Meeks Undergoes Surgery to Stabilize Right Foot Injury
July 19, 2016
ORLANDO – Orlando Magic guard Jodie Meeks underwent a surgical procedure today to further stabilize the fifth metatarsal in his right foot, General Manager Rob Hennigan announced today. He will be out indefinitely and his return to action will depend on how he responds to rehabilitation.
Meeks (6’4”, 210, 8/21/87) was acquired on June 29 from the Detroit Pistons in exchange for a future conditional second round draft pick. He played in only three games with Detroit last season, averaging 7.3 ppg., 1.7 rpg. and 1.0 apg. in 14.5 minpg. Meeks originally suffered a fractured fifth metatarsal in his right foot on Oct. 28 vs. Utah.
Originally selected in the second round (41st overall) of the 2009 NBA Draft by Milwaukee, Meeks has played in 418 career NBA regular season games (194 starts with Milwaukee, Philadelphia, the L.A. Lakers and Detroit, averaging 9.9 ppg., 2.2 rpg. and 1.1 apg. in 24.3 minpg., while shooting .373 (639-1,713) from three-point range and .882 (716-812) from the free throw line. He has also appeared in 19 career NBA playoff outings, averaging 4.1 ppg. in 12.9 minpg. On Dec. 30, 2014 at Orlando, Meeks connected on a career-high nine three-point field goals, setting a new Magic record for most three-pointers made by an opponent in a game, as well as an Amway Center-record.