Hedo Turkoglu's broken hand will keep him out longer than expected. He had an X-Ray that revealed an issue that will require his hand to be re-casted and will push his timetable for return back. Of course, Turkoglu is not happy, and the Magic have to be disappointed.
According to John Denton of OrlandoMagic.com, a screw was loose in Turkoglu's surgically repaired hand.
#Magic SF Hedo Turkoglu had an X-ray today that revealed a loose screw in broken hand. Cast put back on hand and timetable pushed back.
— John Denton (@JohnDenton555) November 14, 2012
The Magic are playing their first season in recent memory without Dwight Howard. He was traded in a blockbuster deal that sent him to the Los Angeles Lakers. They need players like Turkoglu to help fill the void. Unfortunately, it seems they will be without Turkoglu for quite some time now.
Turkoglu has averaged 12.0 points per game in his career to go along with 42. rebounds and 3.1 assists. He is making a little over $11.8 million this season and is due to make over $13 million next season. Turkoglu's best year came in the 2007-08 season. He averaged 17.5 points per game that year.