Victor Oladipo Has a Sprained MCL

Orlando Magic second-year guard Victor Oladipo suffered a sprained medial collateral ligament in his right knee Friday night, an MRI revealed.

Oladipo will miss the Magic’s preseason opener Tuesday against the Miami Heat.

Late last week, Channing Frye sprained the MCL in his left knee.

Per the Orlando Sentinel:

“It’s tough,” Oladipo said. “But, again, it’s a part of basketball. It happens. At the end of the day, I’ve just got to figure out how to stay close to my team and get better away from the court, whether it be watching film or watching the games or just improving myself mentally. It’s going to be huge.”


It’s unclear how much time Oladipo will miss, but Oladipo and Magic coach Jacque Vaughn said they took some solace from the fact that Oladipo didn’t initially think the injury was severe. […] “It’s an injury that the timeline varies from individual to individual,” Vaughn said. “I will say the fact that he finished practice, I believe, is a good sign.”