Al-Farouq Aminu

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  • Al-Farouq Aminu
    PF, Orlando Magic

    There is a chance that Al-Farouq Aminu (knee) could possibly be cleared to return to game action if/when the 2019-20 season resumes.

    Aminu was thought to be out for the season, as the NBA granted the Magic's request for a Disabled Player Exception. With the season being suspended indefinitely there is a chance Aminu will be healthy enough to play by then. Aminu shed his knee brace last week.

    Source: The Athletic

  • Al-Farouq Aminu
    PF, Orlando Magic

    The NBA has granted the Magic's request for a Disabled Player Exception for Al-Farouq Aminu, who is recovering from meniscus surgery.

    The DPE is different from the medical hardship exception, meaning the Magic can sign a replacement player with Aminu sidelined for a significant amount of time. Orlando has also applied for another DPE for Jonathan Isaac because of the big man's knee injury, but there's no news on the application for Isaac, which could mean he may not miss the rest of the season.

    Source: Josh Robbins on Twitter

  • Jonathan Isaac
    PF, Orlando Magic

    Shams Charania is reporting that the Magic have applied for two Disabled Player Exceptions, which points to season-ending injuries for Jonathan Isaac and Al-Farouq Aminu.

    Isaac is not expected to undergo surgery and will be re-evaluated in two months, but it's clear that the team won't put any pressure on him to return. Aminu recently had a setback in his recovery from a torn meniscus and this procedural move will help Orlando fill out their bench. Neither Isaac nor Aminu should've been expected to deliver serious fantasy value again this year, and both are looking safe to cut loose in redraft leagues.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • Al-Farouq Aminu
    PF, Orlando Magic

    Al-Farouq Aminu had surgery on the torn meniscus in his right knee on Tuesday and will be re-evaluated in three months.

    Aminu has been injured since late November but was uncertain about whether to have surgery. This effectively ends his season, although he didn't have a lot of fantasy value in the first place.

    Source: John Denton on Twitter

  • Al-Farouq Aminu
    PF, Orlando Magic

    There has been no decision made yet on whether or not Al-Farouq Aminu will have surgery to repair the torn meniscus in his right knee.

    Aminu can be left on the waiver wire as the team decides on the next step in his recovery after suffering a setback on December 26th.

    Source: John Denton on Twitter

  • Mohamed Bamba
    C, Orlando Magic

    Mohamed Bamba (right ankle sprain) went through shootaround and will be probable to play on Monday vs. the Hawks.

    While it's a good thing that the notoriously slow-healing Bamba was able to get over his most recent injury fairly quickly, his production can be very sporadic behind Nikola Vucevic. Keep an eye on him, as you would any big man with his skillset, but don't expect fantasy relevance any time soon. Michael Carter-Williams (shoulder) and Al-Farouq Aminu (knee) will remain out for this game, so expect the Magic to rely heavily on their starters.

    Source: Josh Robbins on Twitter

  • Al-Farouq Aminu
    PF, Orlando Magic

    Al-Farouq Aminu (right torn meniscus) suffered a setback in Thursday's practice according to head coach Steve Clifford.

    Aminu has been out indefinitely since late November and will now need to be reevaluated after his knee locked up during shooting drills in Thursday's practice as Clifford said that Aminu had trouble bending it. He should remain on the wire in all formats.

    Source: ESPN

  • Nikola Vucevic
    C, Orlando Magic

    Nikola Vucevic (right ankle sprain) will miss Friday's game against the Rockets and Al-Farouq Aminu (torn meniscus) will also join him on the sidelines.

    Vucevic is creeping closer to a return to action so hopefully you will be able to activate him for next week. This will be his 11th game missed. We can assume Aminu is out indefinitely, and is unlikely to return this season.

    Source: Magic PR on Twitter

  • Mohamed Bamba
    C, Orlando Magic

    Mo Bamba (left leg soreness) is expected to play the second half of a back-to-back against the Suns on Wednesday.

    This is positive news for his owners because the Magic had been managing the leg injury he suffered last season. With Nikola Vucevic and Al-Farouq Aminu sidelined, Bamba can provide rebounds as well as blocks even in the limited minutes he's receiving.

    Source: Roy Parry on Twitter

  • Al-Farouq Aminu
    PF, Orlando Magic

    Al-Farouq Aminu has suffered a torn meniscus in his right knee and is out indefinitely according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

    This is a devestating blow to the depth of a team that is already struggling to stay healthy. The team is looking at non-surgical options to address the tear, but his season, in all likelihood, will be significantly shortened, if not over. Wes Iwundu figures to see a bigger workload moving forward.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Aaron Gordon
    PF, Orlando Magic

    Aaron Gordon (sprained right ankle) has been downgraded back to out for Wednesday's game against the Cavs after some optimism regarding his status earlier on Tuesday.

    Wes Iwundu will continue to start while Al-Farouq Aminu will get extra run as well. Neither has played well through the seasons first five weeks of the season.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Aaron Gordon
    PF, Orlando Magic

    The Magic have slightly upgraded Aaron Gordon (sprained right ankle) to doubtful for Wednesday's matchup with the Cavs after going through a full workout on Tuesday.

    Gordon is looking like a game-time decision in what is an improving ankle issue. Gordon has disappointed in the first month of the season by putting up 163/160 value in 9/8 cat leagues. If Gordon can go, Wes Iwundu will get bumped back to the bench, while Al-Farouq Aminu would lose some minutes as well.

    Source: John Denton on Twitter

  • Aaron Gordon
    PF, Orlando Magic

    Aaron Gordon will not play on Saturday vs. the Pacers due to a right ankle contusion he suffered during Wednesday's game.

    Gordon's diagnosis seems to be slightly more positive than teammate Nikola Vučević but he will still be forced to miss time as a result. It is unclear at this point what his timetable to return will be. This is a situation to monitor if Gordon is on your fantasy team. Expect Al-Farouq Aminu, Mo Bamba and Khem Birch to see extra time during his absence.

    Source: Roy Parry on Twitter

  • Nikola Vucevic
    C, Orlando Magic

    Nikola Vucevic will miss a minimum of four weeks with right ankle injury, according to Shams Charania on Twitter.

    Nikola Vucevic (ankle) had to leave Wednesday night's game early. The X-Rays came back negative but it appears the MRI revealed some damage. Khem Birch and Mo Bamba will hold down the center minutes in his absence, Al-Farouq Aminu also gets a boost.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • Nikola Vucevic
    C, Orlando Magic

    Nikola Vucevic had to leave Wednesday night's game early, but had three points, five boards, five assists and a block in 11 minutes.

    Vucevic was putting together a nice line before needing to be taken out of the game. Both Vucevic and Aaron Gordon left Wednesday night's contest with injuries. This should give room to Al-Farouq Aminu and Terrence Ross to put up some shots if they are due for lengthy absences.