Fournier is expected to make a full recovery from the UCL sprain in his right elbow by the time the suspended NBA season resumes, Josh Robbins of The Athletic reports. Fournier missed the Magic's last three games and looked destined to miss additional action after being ruled out indefinitely March 6 due to the injury. With the NBA going on hiatus a week later, however, Fournier has now benefited from a month and a half off to let his elbow heal without missing further games. The Magic haven't issued a formal update on where exactly Fournier stands in his recovery, but he should get the green light to take part in on-court work whenever the NBA allows teams to resume training. Prior to the injury, Fournier was averaging a career-high 18.8 points to go along with 3.2 assists, 2.7 three-pointers, 2.6 rebounds and 1.1 steals in 31.7 minutes per contest.
Fournier (elbow) was diagnosed with a UCL sprain in his right elbow after an MRI and likely faces an extended absence, Josh Robbins of The Athletic reports. The team hasn't provided an official timeline for his return, but coach John Clifford said "it could be a little bit" before he retakes the court. Wes Iwundu is starting Friday's contest in Minnesota and figures to see an expanded role while Fournier remains sidelined.
Fournier (elbow) was ruled out for Friday's game at Minnesota, Josh Robbins of The Athletic reports. Fournier was considered doubtful, so it's no surprise he won't be suiting up for the road matchup. Wes Iwundu will enter the starting lineup in his place.
Fournier is doubtful for Friday's game against the Timberwolves due to a right elbow sprain. Fournier put on a good performance during Wednesday's three-point loss to the Heat, notably scoring 17 points on nine shots. However, he's emerged with a sprained shooting elbow, and it's rendering him unlikely to play Friday. If Fournier ends up sidelined, minutes open up for the likes of Michael Carter-Williams, Wesley Iwundu and James Ennis.
Fournier went for 17 points (6-9 FG, 3-4 3Pt, 2-2 FT), two steals, two blocks and one assist in 31 minutes during Wednesday's 116-113 loss at Miami. Fournier has scored in double digits in every single game he's played since Feb. 1, but he has failed to provide much value aside from that. He posted a season-high mark for blocks in this game and had dished out multiple assists in his last five games prior to this one, but most of his upside should remain tied to what he can do scoring the rock. He's averaging a career-high 18.8 points per game this season.
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