Update #1, Nov. 30: Aaron Gordon tested out his ankle during Orlando’s pre-game routine last night, was pleased with how he felt, and returned to action against the Toronto Raptors. He started and played 32 minutes.
The Orlando Magic have been without star forward Aaron Gordon since he sprained his ankle against the Toronto Raptors last week but the 24-year-old is making progress in his recovery.
According to John Denton of the team’s official site, Gordon returned to a full practice on Tuesday and had his status for Wednesday’s game formally upgrade to ‘doubtful’.
The Magic will monitor how Gordon reacts to the Tuesday practice but won’t play him during the Wednesday night tilt against the Cavaliers. The team hosts the Raptors in Orlando on Friday night.
Gordon has had a relatively quiet season this year, averaging just 13.1 points and 6.2 rebounds per game after a 2018-19 campaign on 16.0 and 7.4, but he’s a valuable depth piece on a team with multiple weapons.
The club will welcome the high flyer back to the lineup and hope for yet another healthy campaign out of him. Gordon has played at least 78 games in three of the past four seasons.