Hedo Turkoglu To Get Protective Mask
Orlando Magic forward Hedo Turkoglu will get a protective mask for his fractured cheekbone so that he can return to the court for postseason play, according to CBS Sports.
Turkoglu has been participating in training sessions but only in non-contact drills.
"They said he could maybe start doing some contact at the end of the week," head coach Stan Van Gundy said. "That's the start of the playoffs. So, at best, he gets cleared to play to start the playoffs with no games and no practice before then." Turkoglu suffered the injury in early April when he took an elbow to the face from Carmelo Anthony. He is currently averaging 10.7 points, 4.5 assists, and 3.8 rebounds for the Magic.