After going down a broken fifth metatarsal in his left foot on November 15th, Orlando Magic rookie Aaron Gordon had surgery to repair the break on Friday. The team said that the surgery was "successful" and that Gordon would be out an indefinite amount of time. The team also said that his return would depend on how his foot reacts to rehabilitation.
Gordon, who hosts his own show on Sirius XM Radio on Thursdays, said yesterday that his foot had been bothering him since the summer, and he had just been playing through the pain. Gordon also said that the injury "doesn't hurt at all" and that he would play if he could.
The injury, sometimes known as a Jones Fracture, is the same injury that Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant is dealing with, and the injury that has hampered Brooklyn Nets big man Brook Lopez for the last few years. Gordon said that his injury is less severe than a Jones Fracture, however, which is a great sign for both Gordon and the Magic.
An injury like this typically takes roughly 6-to-8 weeks to heal after surgery, which would put Gordon's estimated return date towards the end of January, to early in February. But, it all depends on how he reactions to the rehab, and there's no reason for the Magic to risk further injury with their top pick from this year's draft.