Reports: J.J. Redick Has Surgery For Torn Abdominal Muscle

Orlando Magic guard J.J. Redick successfully underwent surgery to fix a sports hernia, as Dave Pingalore first reported and Zach McCann confirmed via a team spokesman.

UPDATE (this paragraph only): the team clarified to McCann the surgery was for a torn ab muscle, not a sports hernia, as initially reported.

The fifth-year guard missed the final 17 games of the season for Orlando with what the team described as a lower abdominal injury, which he sustained trying to close out defensively during a team shootaround; Orlando Sentinel scribe Brian Schmitz correctly predicted that Redick would miss the balance of the season, and that the team would not publicly acknowledge as much.

After a five-week absence, he made his return in the playoffs against the Atlanta Hawks but his play suffered. The shooting specialist connected on 35.7 percent of his attempts from the field and just 6.7 percent on three-pointers. He had a chance to prolong Orlando's season with a wide-open triple late in Game 6, but it missed the mark and the Magic headed home as first-round losers for the first time in the Stan Van Gundy era.

Redick is the lone two-guard under contract for Orlando next season, as incumbent starter Jason Richardson will become a free agent on July 1st.

On the season, Redick shot 44.1 percent from the floor, 39.7 percent on threes, and averaged a career-best 10.1 points per game.

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