Orlando Magic guard Devin Cannady suffered a brutal ankle harm in opposition to the Indiana Pacers on Sunday afternoon and was taken off the court docket through stretcher.
The Magic misplaced the sport 131-112.
As Cannady went as much as defend a layup try from guard Edmond Sumner late within the first quarter, he landed awkwardly on his proper leg and the leg buckled underneath him.
Cannady instantly went down in ache, and with restricted followers, his scream might be heard on the tv broadcast.
Teammate Mo Bamba rushed to his aspect and coated up a bloody ankle that was seen on the printed as quickly as he went down.
“I simply noticed my teammate was down, and I simply did what he would most likely do for me,” Bamba mentioned, through The Athletic’s Josh Robbins.
“I simply thought fast, and I didn’t need him to see [the injury]. I simply took my shirt off my again and gave it to him.”
He was finally calmed down and stretchered off the court docket and out of the world.
Cannady put a thumbs up as he exited the world.
The Magic confirmed that he suffered an open fracture in his proper ankle and can endure surgical procedure.
With Steve Clifford out because of COVID-19 protocol, Tyrone Corbin was appearing coach for the night time and had some ideas on the harm.
“He’s a superb man. He’s labored his tail off to proceed to get higher, and it’s simply sickening to see him go down like that,” appearing coach Tyrone Corbin mentioned through Robbins.
“We’re praying for him that he’ll have a speedy restoration.”
Cannady had solely been on the ground for one minute.
Cannady has performed on and off this season for Orlando, averaging 4.9 factors in seven video games.
The Princeton product was picked up by the Magic as a free agent in November and waived him lower than a month later.
Earlier this month, they introduced again the 24-year outdated again on a 10-day contract and adopted that up by signing him to a two-way contract.