Orlando Magic swingman Terrence Ross will be sidelined indefinitely with a sprained medial collateral ligament in his right knee, the team announced Thursday.
Ross, who was injured during the second quarter of Orlando’s win over Oklahoma City on Wednesday, also has a non-displaced fracture of the same leg. The team said an MRI on Thursday revealed the extent of the injuries and that Ross will “miss a significant amount of time.”
Ross is averaging 9.0 points, 3.2 rebounds and 1.6 assists while appearing in all 22 games this season, but is shooting just 40.7 percent from the floor and 32.9 percent on 3-pointers. He has started 20 games, although coach Frank Vogel recently moved Ross into a sixth-man role.
Ross was injured when he challenged a drive to the basket by Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook and landed awkwardly. He left the game and did not return. A team official said Ross is not expected to require surgery.
In his absence, the Magic could extend the playing time of starters Jonathan Simmons and Evan Fournier, with reserves Arron Afflalo and Mario Hezonja also in line for more minutes.