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Kyle O'Quinn injury: Big man a game-time decision against Wizards due to sprained ankle

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Orlando's starting power forward sustained the injury in Tuesday's season opener.

Kyle O'Quinn
Kyle O'Quinn
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After spraining his ankle in Tuesday's season-opening loss to the New Orleans Pelicans, Orlando Magic big man Kyle O`Quinn could miss Thursday's home opener against the Washington Wizards. Magic coach Jacque Vaughn labeled the third-year big man a game-time decision.

O'Quinn sat out the team's practice on Wednesday and Vaughn said he would likely hold him out of Thursday's shootaround.

O'Quinn started at power forward in place of Channing Frye on Tuesday night, posting a stat line of four points, two rebounds, five assists, and three blocks in 21 minutes of action.

With O'Quinn possibly out, the likes of Dewayne Dedmon and Andrew Nicholson could see an increased role against Washington. Dedmon came off the bench Tuesday to score three points, grab three rebounds, and block one shot. Nicholson, whose fourth-year option Orlando picked up Sunday, did not play in what was listed as a coach's decision.

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