Following a sprained ankle on Tuesday against the New Orleans Pelicans, Orlando Magic big man Kyle O`Quinn will miss the team's home opener against the Washington Wizards, coach Jacque Vaughn announced. O'Quinn, who started opening night, missed practice on Wednesday, and skipped the team's shootaround Thursday morning to continue to receive treatment for the injury.
Vaughn also announced that Channing Frye, who has been recovering from a sprained MCL, will take O'Quinn's spot on both the active roster, and in the starting lineup. Frye, who signed as a free agent in July, sprained his MCL early in training camp, resulting in him sitting out almost all of camp and the entire preseason. He began practicing at nearly 100 percent recently, and was dubbed healthy enough to play Thgursday.
With O'Quinn out, Dewayne Dedmon and Andrew Nicholson will likely see an increase in minutes. Dedmon played sparingly on Tuesday night, while Nicholson received a DNP-CD.