Solomon Jones’ feel-good story with the Orlando Magic has been put on hold for the time being. Jones, who grew up in the Orlando suburb of Mount Dora and rooted for the Magic as a child, made the team’s Opening Night roster with some solid play during the preseason. However, Jones suffered a lateral meniscus tear in his left knee during Wednesday’s 120-115 overtime loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves. Jones, who is unaware how he suffered the injury in the game, underwent a MRI on his ailing knee on Thursday and it revealed the structural damage. He will undergo arthroscopic knee surgery in the coming days and his return is unknown until the extent of the injury is evaluated through surgery. The Magic (0-2) will host the New Orleans Pelicans (0-1) tonight at 7 at the Amway Center. The game will be a kickoff of the Magic’s celebration of their 25th Anniversary season. Also, Tracy McGrady – a four-time all-star and a two-time NBA scoring champion in his time in Orlando from 2000-04 – will be honored by the team with an in-game ceremony. Pelicans’ forward Ryan Anderson, who is out with a chip fracture in a toe, will also be recognized for his contributions to the Magic from 2009-12. The loss of Jones is another blow for a Magic team that is already without Glen ``Big Baby’’ Davis and Tobias Harris along the frontline. Davis is still rehabilitating his surgically repaired left foot and hasn’t played since fracturing a bone last January. Harris was accidentally kicked in the foot in a practice three weeks ago and he re-sprained the ankle two weeks ago. Harris could return to action next week when the Magic face the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday night or Friday night against the Boston Celtics.
Solomon Jones Suffers Major Knee Injury
NBA.com | Nov 1