Hedo Turkoglu injury: Magic forward has a setback in his rehab

Sam Greenwood

Orlando Magic forward Hedo Turkoglu had a set back in his rehab.

Orlando Magic forward Hedo Turkoglu suffered a setback while rehabbing his broken left hand.

According to John Denton of OrlandoMagic.com, Turkoglu found out he had a screw lose in his hand during a visit with the doctor Wednesday. Turkoglu had his cast put back on and his rehab will probably be out at least a month.

Turkoglu injured his hand on opening night when the Magic defeated Denver Nuggets 102-89. He suffered the injury while committing a foul on Nuggets forward Danilo Gallinari. Turkoglu had six points on three-of-four shooting to go along with two rebounds, two steals and one assist before exiting the game.

Turkoglu had five screws inserted to fix the break on November 3. He told Denton he was "upset because he hoped to come back sooner."

With Turkoglu out, the Magic will likely continue to start Arron Affllao his his place with J.J. Redick at shooting guard. Orlando previously tried keeping Afflalo at shooting guard and inserting undrafted rookie DeQuan Jones and veteran Josh McRoberts in his place, but neither had great results.

The injury has, however, created an opportunity for rookie Maurice Harkless. Harkless scored 10 points on five-of-seven shooting, grabbed seven rebounds and blocked four shots in a 99-89 loss to the New York Knicks Tuesday night.

The Magic will be in action again Friday when they take on the Detroit Pistons at the Palace of Auburn Hills.

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