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Ganguli: Ryan Anderson's MRI Confirms a Sprained Ankle, Nothing More

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Tania Ganguli of the Orlando Sentinel reveals the good news.

Ryan Anderson wore a boot on his right foot today and said an MRI this morning showed his injury isn't especially serious -- no tear or break. 

"I guess it's the best possible situation for what happened," Anderson said.

But it will keep Anderson out of some games. Magic Coach Stan Van Gundy also said Vince Carter was doubtful for Sunday's game. That means between the suspension (SF Rashard Lewis) and injuries (PF Anderson, SG Vince Carter, C Adonal Foyle) the Magic will have nine available players tomorrow night in Oklahoma City.

It's still early in the regular season so it's wise that head coach Stan Van Gundy continues to sit Vince Carter so that he recovers from his ankle injury properly. The last thing the Orlando Magic need is Carter at less than 100% when he eventually returns. Carter isn't the same player when he's mentally aware of his physical limitations, as one saw during the game against the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday (didn't attack the basket, settled for jumpers, etc). 

Anthony Johnson will rejoin the team after being absent for yesterday's game (father in law passed away).

Needless to say, it pays to have the depth and flexibility the Magic have (one can never have too much it). Although only nine players will suit up tomorrow against the Oklahoma City Thunder, Van Gundy has the ability to play everyone at a variety of positions (excluding Dwight Howard, of course). Expect a mishmash of lineup combinations from Van Gundy, as was the case against the Toronto Raptors this past Sunday.

As for Ryan Anderson, one can only hope for a speedy recovery.