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Magic F Turkoglu's return delayed

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Orlando forward Hedo Turkoglu will miss more time after suffering a hand injury in the Magic's opening game that led to surgery.

An examination Wednesday revealed that a screw used to repair the broken fifth metacarpal on his left hand had come loose. Doctors immobilized the hand and arm in a cast.

Turkoglu's initial projected recovery was four weeks, but the setback could delay his return for several more weeks. The 13-year veteran said he'll meet with his doctor weekly for X-rays and stay in shape while he's sidelined.

"This situation that I'm going through, mentally it's just frustrating," Turkoglu said in a story on the Magic's website. "Hopefully, it won't take that much time and I'll be back soon. Today, I was expecting better news and they told it's worse.

"That kind of upsets me because it's a time setback. That's the thing I hate about it because I was hoping to come back sooner for this team. Thank God it's not the worst situation, but it's still upsetting."
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