Jodie Meeks was traded to the Orlando Magic back on June 29 after a rough season in Detroit. Meeks played in only three games last season after suffering a fractured fifth metatarsal in his right foot on October 28. The Magic just announced that Meeks underwent surgery today to stabilize the metatarsal and will be out indefinitely. The news is a little unexpected since Meeks told reporters on July 2 that his foot was fine and he would be ready for training camp, which begins at the end of September.
“The foot is fine,” Meeks said, according to Basketball Insider’s Cody Taylor. “I got cleared in March to start practicing in playing. I’ve just been getting in shape the past three or four months and I still have half of the summer left to keep doing that so I’ll be ready for training camp.”
Prior to his injury, Meeks averaged 7.3 points, 1.7 rebounds, and 1 assists per game last season and 11.1 points in the 2014-15 season with the Pistons. In a bit of foreshadowing, Jodie set an Orlando Magic record for the most three-pointers made by an opponent in a game with nine threes during the Pistons’ game at Orlando on December 30, 2014.
Get well soon, Jodie.