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Orlando Magic Guard Gary Harris Reportedly Tears Meniscus

Orlando Magic guard Gary Harris suffered a torn meniscus in his left knee and will be further evaluated to determine when he can return to the court, per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

The injury is the latest in a series of injuries that have forced Harris to miss at least 15 games in each of the past six seasons.

In June, the 27-year-old Harris signed a two-year, $26 million contract extension with the Magic.

Orlando Magic guard Gary Harris suffered a torn meniscus in his left knee and will undergo further evaluation to determine a timetable for a return, sources tell ESPN.

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) August 27, 2022

“The meniscus is a C-shaped piece of soft and fibrous cartilage, also known as fibrocartilage, that provides shock absorption and cushion to your knee. It is also wedge-shaped which improves joint congruency, further adding to knee stability.” according to the Jacksonville Orthopedic Institute.

Meniscus or knee sprains are common, and Harris’ recovery time will depend on the severity of his sprain.

After playing his first six and a half seasons in Denver, Harris was traded to Orlando in March 2021 for Aaron Gordon.

Harris averaged 10.65 points on .399 percent shooting and  2.05 assists, and 1.8 rebounds in a season and a half for the Magic.

For his career, Harris is averaging 11.8 points on .448 percent shooting and  2.1 assists and 2.5 rebounds.

Harris, out of Michigan State, was the 19th pick of the 2014 Draft by Chicago before he was traded to Denver.

The Magic start preseason on October 3 against the Grizzlies in Memphis.

Orlando hopes to improve on last season’s 22-60, last-place finish in the Eastern Conference behind No. 1 pick Paolo Banchero.

Banchero, out of Duke, scored 50 points in his pro debut at the CrawsOver in Seattle in July.

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