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Nikola Vucevic to miss four weeks due to ankle injury, report says

Vucevic leads the team in rebounds this year

Orlando Magic's Nikola Vucevic, right, looks for a way around Philadelphia 76ers' Kyle O'Quinn during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux) (Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)

ORLANDO, Fla. – Orlando Magic center Nikola Vucevic is set to miss the next four weeks due to an ankle injury, according to NBA Insider Shams Charania.

The Magic said Vucevic was diagnosed with a right lateral ankle sprain. The team said he will be re-evaluated in seven to 10 days.

Arguably, Vucevic has been the best player for the Magic this season.

The 2019 All-Star has been averaging 17 points and 11 rebounds this year.

WKMG Sports Director Jamie Seh said Magic fans should expect more playing time from Khem Birch.

Birch is averaging three points a game this season.

Orlando’s next game is against the Indiana Pacers on Nov. 23.


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