Cole Anthony in ‘quite a bit of pain’ following shoulder injury

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Orlando Magic head coach Steve Clifford said that rookie Cole Anthony is dealing with quite a bit of pain in his right shoulder after suffering the injury earlier this week.

Anthony initially suffered the injury in the first half on Tuesday versus the Portland Trail Blazers. He was in visible discomfort following the injury and was eventually ruled out of returning to play in the contest.

He did not play on Thursday versus the Golden State Warriors.

“He is not feeling great,” Clifford said on Thursday night. “He was just on the table getting rehab. It has been very painful even watching him walk around; he is super stiff. We’ll see if he will be ready (on Friday) or not. He is in quite a bit of pain, discomfort.”

Frank Mason III, who was just signed last week, earned the start on Thursday in place of Anthony but suffered a groin injury in the first half, and was ruled out of returning. The Magic were left with just eight healthy players after Mason exited the contest early.

The status of Anthony and Mason for Friday night’s contest versus the Sacramento Kings is not yet known, but the Magic could once again be shorthanded.

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