Keyon Dooling (5), shown here practicing in training camp, was one of three Magic players who returned to the court today after missing time due to injury.
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John Denton checks in with some good injury news for Magic fans:
Rashard Lewis, Trevor Ariza and Keyon Dooling all practiced Monday after missing the Magic’s three games in China. Lewis had been out since Oct. 10 with a sprained ankle, while Ariza had a case of tendinitis in his foot. Dooling hadn’t been on the court since the opening of training camp because of pain in his groin and hip area. He said Monday was the best he had felt in weeks, even before training camp.
It'll be interesting to see if any of those guys play on Thursday against San Antonio. Even though they each practiced today, there's no reason to rush them back for a meaningless game, especially since the start of the regular season is just over a week away.
Additionally, Dooling's return to health spells the end for camp attendee Kevin Kruger, who had no shot at making the team anyway. I expect him to be waived within the coming days.
I should mention that Brian Schmitz of the Sentinel also has the injury scoop, but Denton gets top billing because he filed his story sooner.