Jodie Meeks underwent a surgical procedure to stabilize the fifth metatarsal in his right foot, the Orlando Magic announced Tuesday, and will be out indefinitely, as his response to rehabilitation will dictate when he can return to the floor.
Orlando acquired Meeks in a trade with the Detroit Pistons on June 29th following what was effectively a lost season for the former Kentucky Wildcat. Meeks broke the fifth metatarsal in his right foot on October 28th--Detroit's second game of the season--and played only one more time the rest of the way as he recovered.
Meeks' needing more surgery could complicate matters for Orlando, which is already thin on the wing. Evan Fournier will play 30-plus minutes per game between the two perimeter positions, but behind him are second-year prospect Mario Hezonja; unproven new acquisition C.J. Wilcox; and, in D.J. Augustin and C.J. Watson, two natural point guards who could potentially slide to shooting guard for a few minutes per game.
In seven NBA seasons, Meeks has averaged 9.9 points and 2.2 rebounds per game while shooting 37.3 percent from three-point range.