Evan Fournier Injury: Magic Forward Out vs. Lakers with Bruised Heel

December 23rd, 2016 by Scott Polacek Leave a reply »

Orlando Magic swingman Evan Fournier suffered a bruised heel and will not play Friday night against the Los Angeles Lakers, according to Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel.

RotoWire, via CBSSports.com, believed that Fournier suffered the injury during Thursday night's loss to the New York Knicks. 

Per Robbins, Fournier was also dealing with a bruised right shin leading up to Thursday night but managed to play 36 minutes and drop 21 points.

This is a difficult setback for Fournier, who missed significant time in 2014-15 with a hip injury. He also dealt with a wrist injury early in 2015-16 but managed to play 79 games. 

He's been enjoying a career year in 2016-17, averaging 17.8 points, 3.5 assists and three rebounds per game.

Fournier spent his first two seasons in the league with the Denver Nuggets but turned the corner as a regular contributor for the Magic over the past two years. He averaged 12 points per game behind 37.8 percent shooting from three-point range in 2014-15 and 15.4 points per game behind 40 percen ...

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