Friday July 17th, 2015

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 underwent surgery on Tuesday to address the injury and is expected to be ready for the start of the regular season, the spokesperson said.

From the Sentinel:

Glass said Gordon suffered the jaw injury when Gordon was visiting his family and was horsing around with his older brother, Drew, who appeared in nine games last season with the Philadelphia 76ers.

The timetable for Aaron Gordon’s return to basketball-related activities will depend on how he responds to rehabilitation, Glass said.

Orlando selected Gordon with the No. 4 pick in last year's draft. The 19-year-old was sidelined with a foot fracture last season but he averaged 5.2 points, 3.6 rebounds and 0.7 assists while shooting 44.7 percent from the field over 47 games.

Gordon impressed over three games in the Orlando Pro Summer League this month. He averaged 21.7 points, 11.7 rebounds and 2.7 assists while shooting 50 percent from three-point range.

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