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Aaron Gordon's concussion is thought to be a mild concussion, a team official said. Still, like all NBA players, Gordon must pass a league-mandated protocol in which he passes a series of progressively more strenuous tests. He must be symptom-free to return to game action.— Josh Robbins (@JoshuaBRobbins) December 9, 2017
The Magic fell flat on Friday against the Nuggets in a winnable match-up between two injury-plagued teams, writes our Will Ogburn in his game recap.
Aaron Gordon, the Magic's leading scorer, suffered a concussion against the Nuggets, writes our Zach Oliver.
Even before Gordon was sidelined, Oliver wrote that other players would need to step up in the absence of Evan Fournier.
With Aaron Gordon slated to miss time with a concussion, the Magic's injuries are jeopardizing their already tenuous playoff hopes, writes Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel.
An MRI confirmed that Evan Fournier suffered an ankle sprain and will be without their second leading scorer for the foreseeable future, Robbins writes.
Fournier is hopeful for a speedy recovery, writes John Denton of OrlandoMagic.com.
Things got worse for the Magic on a forgettable Friday night, Denton writes.
Elfrid Payton failed to get the Magic into any kind of rhythm on Friday, earning a 'C' in the nightly grades column by Philip Rossman-Reich of Orlando Magic Daily.
The Magic are showing some encouraging signs of improvement on the defensive end, Rossman-Reich wrote before Friday's game.
Adam Mares of Denver Stiffs lists his three takeaways from the Magic/Nuggets game.
With the Nuggets missing Nikola Jokic and Paul Millsap, their bench fueled a road win against the Magic, writes Gina Mizell of the Denver Post.
Luke Duffy of Hoops Habbit lists four players that need to step up with Fournier out.
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