Daniel Orton Undergoes Athroscopic Surgery
The Magic’s first round draft pick, Daniel Orton, underwent successful arthroscopic surgery on his left knee Thursday morning to repair cartilage damage. Orton has struggled with knee issues since his senior year of High School and hasn’t played meaningful minutes since that time. He and the Magic have been trying to rehab his knee without surgery ever since the Orlando Pro Summer League, but the process was not fully effective.
Orton’s workout plan appeared to be working well, as he was visibly more fit and played well during his short D-League stint. However, that stint was brief due to Daniel once again tweeking his knee. That tweek would be the final straw for surgery. It is anticipated that Orton will be out another 4-6 weeks.
Despite going under the knife this morning, Daniel was still in a good enough mood to post the following (joking) tweet:
@danielorton21: They said I should be ready to go tonight! Spurs gonna be in trouble now that my knee is fixed!
You can read more about Daniel and where your expectations for him should be, here.