Jodie Meeks Out Indefinitely After Foot Surgery


Another season begins with another surgery for Orlando Magic shooting guard Jodie Meeks.

According to the Orlando Sentinel‘s Josh Robbins, Meeks underwent surgery on his right foot to stabilize the fifth metatarsal Tuesday morning. Per the report, the timetable of the 28-year-old’s return will depend on his response to rehabilitation; until then, he is out indefinitely.

This is the same bone that Meeks fractured in the Detroit Pistons’ second, regular-season game.

Fortunately for the Magic, Meeks was acquired for relatively little, and he’s on a very cheap contract. Orlando traded a 2019 second-round pick for Meeks and are only paying him $6.54 million before he becomes an unrestricted free agent in the 2017 summer.

The arrival of Meeks was supposed to help the team’s backcourt after the Magic traded away shooting guard Victor Oladipo to the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Here’s who the Magic have at the shooting-guard position.

No. Name Games (2015-16) PPG (2015-16) RPG (2015-16) APG (2015-16) BPG/SPG (2015-16)
Jodie Meeks 3 7.3 1.7 1.0 0.0/0.0
10 Evan Fournier 79 15.4 2.8 2.7 0.0/1.2
23 Mario Hezonja 79 6.1 2.2 1.4 0.2/0.5
32 C.J. Watson 33 4.3 2.0 2.7 0.2/0.6
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