Orlando Magic coach Stan Van Gundy thinks a left-ankle sprain will force starting shooting guard Jason Richardson to miss the next three games, but Richardson sounds more optimistic.

For certain, though, Richardson will sit out today's game against the Indiana Pacers at Amway Center. J.J. Redick will start in Richardson's place.

The Magic are scheduled to host the Miami Heat on Tuesday and face the San Antonio Spurs in San Antonio on Wednesday in one of the most difficult back-to-backs the Magic have played all season.

"My expectation is to come back on Tuesday," Richardson said. "I want to be ready for the Miami game and play Tuesday and get back there on the court."