Hedo Turkoglu Needs Surgery, Out Three Weeks

Per Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel, Hedo Turkoglu needs surgery to repair facial fractures after being hit by Carmelo Anthony in Thursday night’s loss to the New York Knicks:

Magic SF Hedo Turkoglu is expected to undergo surgery Saturday to repair facial fractures and will be out at least three weeks, said General Manager Otis Smith.

Turkoglu’s backup, Quentin Richardson (sore back) missed Thursday’s game.

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