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Nikola Vučević injury: Magic send concussed center home, according to report

The third-year big man will miss the final three games of Orlando's roadtrip.

Andrew Bogut and Nik Vučević
Andrew Bogut and Nik Vučević
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Nikola Vučević will return home while his Orlando Magic complete the final three games of their five-game Western roadtrip, reports Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel. The third-year center sustained a concussion in the Magic's 101-81 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers on Monday and is out indefinitely.

Vučević, 23, is averaging 13 points, 11 rebounds, and 1.9 assists per game on 51 percent shooting. In the 2013/14 season, Orlando is winless in seven games without its leading rebounder; he previously missed five games with two separate left ankle sprains. In his absence the Magic have either shifted Glen Davis from power forward to center or inserted Jason Maxiell into that slot.

The Magic's next home game is set for Wednesday against the Chicago Bulls. Per the concussion policy the NBA instituted prior to the 2012/13 campaign, Vučević must pass a series of tests before a doctor can clear him to return to the floor.

A concussion he sustained in his first Orlando season caused Vučević to miss five games over nine days.