Orlando Magic guard Devin Cannady sustained an open fracture of his right ankle when he landed awkwardly while contesting a layup attempt by Indiana Pacers forward Edmond Sumner on Sunday, according to the team.
Cannady, 24, immediately screamed in pain and clutched at his leg after hitting the floor with 3:09 remaining in the first quarter. Cannady displayed a thumbs-up gesture as he was wheeled off the court on a stretcher.
The Magic said the injury will require surgery.
Cannady had just signed a two-way contract with the team on April 16. He entered Sunday’s action averaging 4.9 points and 0.7 rebounds in 10.4 minutes per game.