Orlando Magic forward Aaron Gordon suffered a fractured jaw while “horsing around” with his older brother, a team spokesperson told Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel.
Gordon, 19 and the second-youngest player in the National Basteball Association this past National Basteball Association season, was injured while visiting with family and horsing around with older brother, Drew.
Gordon was the Magic’s best all-around player during the recently completed Orlando Pro Summer League.
As a rookie last season, Gordon appeared in 47 games.
Aaron Gordon, one of the breakout stars of Summer League, had surgery because his NBA-playing brother broke his jaw.
Also, props to Gordon for (I assume) being honest about how he suffered his injury.
For high-flying Orlando Magic forward Aaron Gordon, a couple of bumps and bruises here and there are to be expected, perhaps as he hurls himself at the rim or rises up to send an opponent’s shot sailing into the third row. He fractured a bone in the outside of his foot early in the season and he missed 31 games from November 17 through January 14. But his Summer League showing was as strong as anyone’s, as he averaged 21.7 points and 11.7 rebounds in three games while expanding his shooting range. His timeframe will depend on how he responds to rehabilitation.