Magic rookie Cole Anthony out until All-Star break with rib injury

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On Tuesday, the Orlando Magic announced that rookie Cole Anthony will not play until at least the NBA All-Star break due to a non-displaced fracture of the right first rib.

Anthony suffered the injury on Feb. 9 versus the Portland Trail Blazers. He was initially ruled to have suffered a strained right shoulder during that contest, but further evaluation, including a CT scan, showed Anthony suffered the rib fracture.

Magic head coach Steve Clifford revealed last week that Anthony was in quite a bit of pain following the injury and was not feeling all that well. Anthony will now sit until at least March 3 when the Magic wrap up the first half of the 2020-21 schedule.

Anthony, through 25 games played, is averaging 11 points, 4.4 rebounds and 3.8 assists this season. Without Anthony in the lineup, the Magic first turned to Frank Mason III and have now signed Chasson Randle after waiving Mason on Monday.

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