The injury occurred in the second quarter of the Magic’s 96-80 loss to the New York Knicks on Thursday.
His surgery is scheduled for Saturday and he will be re-evaluated after three weeks to determine his playoff availability. Of course, the Magic need to make the playoffs first.
The Magic are currently in sixth place in the Eastern Conference.
Turkoglu has played and started in 52 games this season, averaging 10.7 points, 4.5 assists and 3.8 rebounds. This season he was hitting 41.1% of his shots and 34.9 from behind the arc.
The injury to Hedo will move J.J. Redick into the starting lineup.
In 12 starts for Orlando, Redick has averaged 13.8 points, 2.6 rebounds, and three assists, shooting 44.7 percent from the field and 49.2 percent from three-point range.
While Redick can clearly hold his own, the Magic will certainly miss the veteran presence of Hedo on the court.
You got to feel bad for Van Gundy here because the situation in Orlando is not his fault. How are you supposed to get a team motivated when the team leader and best player, doesn’t want to be there and lies to everyone about his intentions? Plus, with this injury to one of the Magic stars, it is all tumbling down.
I am sad to say it but, I expect the Magic to let Van Gundy go this off-season and in no way do expect them to have a chance to make the playoffs this year. This team is falling apart and there is no life raft to help them stay afloat.