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Nikola Vucevic leaves game against Rockets with knee injury

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The fifth year center went down after suffering a non-contact knee injury.

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The Orlando Magic will likely be without center Nikola Vucevic for the remainder of their game against the Houston Rockets following a non-contact knee injury to the Magic's man in the middle.

Early in the third quarter, Vucevic, who had just caught a pass from Victor Oladipo, went to plant his right leg to make a move on Rockets big man Dwight Howard, before his knee appeared to buckle, with Vucevic dropping the ball and immediately hobbling away in pain.

The fifth-year big man fell to the court in clear pain following a generous foul call on Howard. Vucevic, who was quickly surrounded by teammates, was attended to by Magic trainer Keon Weise. After a timeout by the team, Vucevic gingerly walked off under his own power, and proceeded to go back to the Magic's locker room after a brief moment on the bench.

Prior to exiting the game, Vucevic had tallied six points, two rebounds and two assists.

Stay tuned to Orlando Pinstriped Post for the latest updates on the Magic's man in the middle.

Update 9:50 PM EST

The Magic announced Vucevic has a sprained right knee and is "questionable" to return.