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Magic's Gordon (hamstring) leaves game after hard foul
From NBA Twitter reports
Orlando Magic forward Aaron Gordon left Wednesday’s 109-99 loss to the Toronto Raptors early in the third quarter because of left hamstring tightness, the team announced. He did not return.
Orlando Magic forward Aaron Gordon will not return to tonight’s game against Toronto due to left hamstring tightness.
— Orlando Magic PR (@Magic_PR) August 6, 2020
Gordon was going up for a dunk and was hit on the arm as Lowry went to strip the ball. Gordon’s left leg extended high in the air before he crashed to the floor and immediately reached for his left hamstring. He was able to shoot the ensuing free throws but then struggled to run down the court. He went to the locker room on the next timeout.
Lowry received a Flagrant 1 foul after a review by officials. Gordon had nine points and 11 rebounds at the time of his injury. Magic coach Steven Clifford said he hadn’t seen the replay of the foul and didn’t known the extent of the injury.
“Obviously, officials didn’t think it was the right play because they called a flagrant,” Clifford said. “But, obviously, it would be a huge hit for us.”
Tests showed no serious damage to Gordon’s left hamstring and he’ll be reevaluated in several days, according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) August 6, 2020
The 6-foot-8 forward is averaging 14.5 points, 7.6 rebounds and 3.7 assists this season.
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.