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Magic guard Jalen Suggs available for season-opener after preseason injury

The 2nd-year guard is expected to be ready to go for Wednesday's season-opener after suffering a knee injury during preseason play.

Orlando’s 2nd-year guard is expected to play in Wednesday’s season-opener after injuring his knee during preseason play. 

Orlando Magic guard Jalen Suggs will be available for Wednesday’s season-opener against the Detroit Pistons (7 ET, League Pass) after suffering a knee injury during preseason play. The second-year guard missed the final two exhibition games for Orlando after an MRI confirmed he had a left knee sprain and bone bruise.

Suggs initially suffered the injury while attempting to set a ball screen for teammate Paolo Banchero during the Magic’s preseason game in Dallas a little over a week ago.

The former No. 5 pick (2021) avoided serious injury though, which is good news for the Magic looking to continue to develop their backcourt in 2022-23. Prior to the injury, Suggs averaged 3.8 points 1.7 assists and 1 steal in three preseason games.

With Suggs returning to the court and the first overall pick Banchero making his regular-season debut, Magic fans have plenty to be hopeful for heading into the 2022-23 season.