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Aaron Gordon will not return Wednesday with sprained right ankle

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The rookie suffered the injury late in the second quarter against Miami and will not return.

Aaron Gordon
Aaron Gordon
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In a season where very little has gone right, things got a little bit worse for the Orlando Magic on Wednesday night. Late in the second quarter of their game with the Miami Heat, rookie forward Aaron Gordon sprained his right ankle. The team announced he would not return to the game in the early portions on the third quarter.

For Gordon, the diagnosis of a sprained ankle is somewhat of a relief. The fourth overall pick in last June's draft suffered a fracture in his left foot early in the season, resulting in 32 games missed over an eight week span.

In just under nine minutes of action against the Heat, the high flying Gordon had six points, one rebound and one assist. In his absence, the like of Tobias Harris, Channing Frye and Evan Fournier should see an increase in minutes, with Maurice Harkless potentially earning some minutes should Gordon miss an extended period of time.