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Cayleigh Griffin: #Magic injury report gets longer as Aaron Gordon is OUT (Left Hamstring; Injury Management) Aminu, Carter-Williams, Fultz, Isaac, and Okeke are also out. Fournier is questionable (Back; Low spasms)

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Josh Robbins: Due to his left hamstring strain, Aaron Gordon has left the NBA bubble, a Magic official said. Gordon sustained the injury on August 5 and hasn’t played since.
Roy Parry: Steve Clifford on Aaron Gordon's status: “They’re going to try to do more today. Again, it’ll be the same thing. He’ll work out today. He did a lot yesterday and he felt better, and then we’ll see how he feels when he gets up tomorrow morning.”
Roy Parry: Magic coach Steve Clifford on Aaron Gordon: "He’s doing a lot better. He just wouldn’t be able to get up and down the floor, frankly. He’s made good progress and he’ll do his work today and tomorrow and then we’re hoping maybe there’s a chance (he can play) by Monday."
JD Shaw: Magic forward Aaron Gordon was diagnosed with a strained left hamstring following his MRI, team says. He is doubtful to play on Friday against the Sixers.
Shams Charania: Tests on Magic forward Aaron Gordon showed no serious damage to his left hamstring and he will be re-evaluated in several days, sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium.
Josh Robbins: The Magic didn’t do much contact in practice today, but Aaron Gordon participated fully after missing last night’s game, Steve Clifford said. Gary Clark (knee irritation) did not participate in practice today.
Roy Parry: The Magic will play the rest of the game without Aaron Gordon. He is out with a jaw contusion, according to a team spokesman. Gordon had 5 points, 2 rebounds and 1 assist in 8 minutes.
Josh Robbins: Aaron Gordon went through his entire pregame shooting routine and will start tonight against the Hawks despite his back-first fall onto the court last night in Milwaukee.
Josh Robbins: Aaron Gordon, who won't play today, answering a question about his back: “It’s still pretty sore. It’s still kind of moving slow. It’s starting to feel a little bit better, but I’ve just to be slow with this. I don’t want to go out there and re-do it and be out for longer.”
Josh Robbins: Aaron Gordon is doubtful to return to tonight's game because he has lower-back tightness, team officials said. The same issue caused him to miss much of the second half during the Magic's loss to the Warriors in Oakland. His absence in that game was critical.
Josh Robbins: Aaron Gordon, bothered recently by a sprained left ankle, is available to play tonight against the Knicks, a team official said. Gordon was questionable for last night's game and wound up playing 29 minutes.
Josh Robbins: Aaron Gordon will play tonight against the Lakers.
John Denton: As stated earlier, @Orlando Magic will start Jarell Martin at PF in place of the injured Aaron Gordon (left ankle sprain). Coach Steve Clifford plans to use Mo Bamba some at PF and he said the team will utilize small lineups some out of necessity.
John Denton: Already without F Jonathan Isaac (sprained R ankle), @Orlando Magic could be without F Aaron Gordon (sprained L ankle) tonight vs. @New York Knicks. Gordon suffered the injury in the 3rd Q of Friday’s defeat of WASH. AG gutted his way through that injury, playing 42 min & scoring 20 pts
Josh Robbins: Aaron Gordon and Nikola Vucevic will not play tonight, Frank Vogel said. Team officials say Gordon has a sore calf and Vucevic has lower-back tightness. The team, obviously, has little incentive to play them with lottery odds at stake.
Michael Gallagher: Aaron Gordon is officially out. Broadcast said he didn't pass the last test on protocol.
John Denton: .@OrlandoMagic have appealed to the NBA to have Aaron Gordon cleared from the concussion protocol because he is symptom free. Could be cleared to play tonight vs. @celtics, but it’s not likely to come prior to tipoff.
Josh Robbins: Gordon is symptom-free, Magic officials said. The team also is consulting with the league's independent neurologist.
Josh Robbins: The Magic have placed Aaron Gordon in the concussion protocol, a team official said. Gordon collided with Julius Randle during last night's game and experienced concussion symptoms after the game.
Josh Robbins: The Magic have listed Aaron Gordon as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Raptors because he has a sore left hip. Gordon was icing the hip after Monday night's loss in Oklahoma City.
Wednesday brought additional positive news. Gordon practiced fully with his teammates for the first time since he strained his right calf and suffered a bone bruise on Dec. 15. If his leg feels fine Thursday morning, he could play when the Magic host the Detroit Pistons on Thursday night.
Josh Robbins: Here's the Magic's injury report for Friday's game against the Pelicans: QUESTIONABLE: Jonathan Isaac (sore right ankle). DOUBTFUL: Evan Fournier (ankle), Aaron Gordon (calf). OUT: Terrence Ross (knee).
Josh Robbins: An MRI has confirmed that Aaron Gordon strained his right calf, a Magic official said. Gordon will not play against the Pistons, but he will join the Magic on their two-game road trip.
Josh Robbins: The Magic have listed Arron Afflalo (back spasms), Aaron Gordon (concussion) and Jonathan Isaac (ankle) as questionable for Friday night's game against the Trail Blazers. Evan Fournier (ankle) and Terrence Ross (knee) are listed as out.
Josh Robbins: Aaron Gordon will not play tonight against the Clippers. He hasn't had any setbacks, and he remains in the NBA concussion protocol.
Josh Robbins: Aaron Gordon said he hopes to complete the NBA's concussion protocol before the Magic play next, on Wednesday. "I'm showing no symptoms," Gordon said. "I feel good. So I'll leave up to the doctors."
Josh Robbins: Nikola Vucevic endured two concussions early in his Magic tenure. After the game ended, he advised Aaron Gordon to take his concussion seriously and not return until Gordon is fully healed.
John Denton: More @Orlando Magic C NVucevic to AGordon: "When it comes to an ankle, a shoulder or knee, you can play through it. With a concussion, you don’t play through that. That’s not something you wanna mess w/ b/c that’s your brain. I told him to make sure he’s 100% before coming back."
Josh Robbins: Aaron Gordon has a concussion, Magic officials said, and will not return to the game.
Josh Robbins: Aaron Gordon (ankle) is unlikely to play tonight. Elfrid Payton (hamstring) also is out, as disclosed previously.
Josh Robbins: Aaron Gordon said he's out tonight. His ankle remains sore.
Safid Deen: Aaron Gordon expected to play for the #Magic tonight in Miami. C.J. Watson will get his 3rd straight start at PG, Frank Vogel said pregame.
Aaron Gordon’s right-foot bone bruise will prevent him from playing tonight against the Philadelphia 76ers and could force him to withdraw from the All-Star dunk contest on Feb. 18 if the injury doesn’t heal as quickly as Gordon and team officials hope it will heal. Asked if he’s concerned that the bone bruise will keep him out of the dunk contest, Gordon answered, “Maybe. I’m not sure. It’s day-to-day. If I can get back and play one of these games before the All-Star break, I’ll probably go ahead and just do the dunk contest, too.”
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