Magic loses Hedo Türkoğlu to broken hand

Magic loses Hedo Türkoğlu to broken hand

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Magic loses Hedo Türkoğlu to broken hand

Hidayet “Hedo” Türkoğlu. Hürriyet photo

Orlando Magic’s Turkish forward Hidayet “Hedo” Türkoğlu underwent surgery after suffering a broken left hand last week.

Türkoğlu announced that the “surgery went great” and it has also been announced that it will take three weeks for him to return to light training. He is expected to return to playing in at least six weeks.

The 33-year-old suffered a broken hand in his team’s 102-89 win over the Denver Nuggets on Nov. 1, when his hand clashed with that of Andre Iguodala while trying to drive to the basket.

Türkoğlu thanked fans for their get-well-soon wishes. “Thanks for all the wishes,” the veteran player wrote on Twitter. “I hope to return to the court as soon as possible.”

Türkoğlu rejoined the Magic during the 2010-11 season after one-and-a-half seasons with the Toronto Raptors and the Phoenix Suns. He averaged 10.7 points, 4.2 assists and 3.7 rebounds per game in 58 games last season.

He has been expected to step up to a bigger role this season, with the Magic having lost powerhouse center Dwight Howard to the Los Angeles Lakers.