Magic’s Al-Farouq Aminu out at least 12 weeks following surgery

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The Orlando Magic announced in a press release that veteran forward Al-Farouq Aminu has undergone successful surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee.

The 29-year-old only played 18 games in his first season with the Magic.

The team didn’t offer a specific timetable for Aminu’s return, as they just announced that he has been ruled out indefinitely.

This is the second major injury to the Magic’s frontcourt, as Jonathan Isaac recently was diagnosed with a severe knee sprain and bone contusion.

The Magic will be leaning more heavily on frontcourt players like Nikola Vucevic (31.4 minutes per game), Aaron Gordon (31.3 minutes per game), Khem Birch (21.2 minutes per game) and Wesley Iwundu (16.5 minutes per game) as the team tries to hang onto a playoff spot.

Orlando is currently the No. 7 seed in the Eastern Conference with a record of 17-20.