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Orlando Magic rookie Jalen Suggs suffers fractured thumb

The fifth overall pick of this year's Draft will be out for an extended period of time, per the Magic.

Jalen Suggs handles the ball against the Philadelphia 76ers on November 29, 2021.

Jalen Suggs, the fifth overall pick in the 2021 Draft, fractured his right thumb during Orlando’s 101-96 loss to Philadelphia on Monday. The team announced the extent of the injury, stating the 20-year-old would be “out for an extended period of time.”

A 6-foot-4 point guard out of Gonzaga, Suggs is a key part of the Magic’s youth movement. The franchise has made the playoffs just twice since 2012 and has not advanced beyond the first round since 2010.

Suggs has started all 20 games thus far in his rookie campaign, averaging 12.1 points, 3.4 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 1.2 steals while shooting 33.6% from the field.

At 4-18, the Magic currently own the worst record in the league.