Orlando Magic star Victor Oladipo out of action indefinitely with facial fracture

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Victor Oladipo underwent corrective surgery Saturday for a facial fracture.
 

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Orlando Magic guard Victor Oladipo will be out indefinitely after suffering a facial fracture in practice Thursday, General Manager Rob Hennigan announced Saturday.

Oladipo, 22, who was evaluated Thursday afternoon, underwent a corrective surgical procedure. He was injured after taking an inadvertent elbow during a practice drill.

Oladipo has not played during the preseason due to a sprained MCL in his left knee.

Oladipo, the 6-foot-4 swingman drafted No. 2 overall in the 2014 NBA Draft, played in 80 games (44 starts) during his rookie campaign last season with Orlando, averaging 13.8 ppg., 4.1 rpg., 4.1 apg. and a team-high 1.61 stlpg. in 31.1 minpg.

He was tied for 15th in the NBA in steals. Oladipo also ranked among all NBA rookies in scoring (2nd), rebounding (T-8th), assists (3rd), FG percentage (.419, 8th), three-point FG percentage (.327, T-7th), FT percentage (.780, 6th), steals (2nd) and minutes played (3rd).

Oladipo was named to the 2013-14 NBA All-Rookie First Team. He was also named the NBA's Rookie of the Month twice (December 2013, February 2014).

Orlando begins the 2014-15 regular season at New Orleans on Tuesday. The Magic's regular season home opener will be on Thursday, Oct. 30 against Washington (7 p.m.). For ticket information log on to OrlandoMagic.com.

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