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Magic’s Bol Bol placed in league’s COVID-19 health and safety protocols


Orlando Magic big man Bol Bol was placed in the league’s COVID-19 health and safety protocols Tuesday and will miss tomorrow’s home game vs. the Oklahoma City Thunder.

It wasn’t known as of Tuesday whether he’ll also miss Thursday’s home game vs. the Memphis Grizzlies, the second night of a back-to-back, but he likely will.

“Obviously, I just want him to feel better more than anything,” coach Jamahl Mosley said after Tuesday’s practice. “That’s the most important piece for us.”

Bol’s return to the floor will depend on the results of his COVID-19 testing in the coming days. Each case is subject to individualized review and approval by a physician.

Tomorrow will be the first game Bol misses this season.

He averaged 12 points (58.8% shooting, 38.8% on 3s), 7.1 rebounds and 1.6 blocks in the Magic’s first 37 games (32 starts).

Bol and Franz Wagner are the lone Magic players to play in every game so far.

Wagner will also sit tomorrow, serving a one-game suspension for being one of eight Magic players who left the bench area during the Dec. 28 on-court altercation with the Detroit Pistons — a violation of the league’s rules.

Kevon Harris and Admiral Schofield will also serve their one-game suspensions tomorrow while Moe Wagner serves the second game of his suspension.

Chuma Okeke remains out and isn’t expected to be reevaluated for at least another two weeks after having mid-December left knee surgery.

Jonathan Isaac (left knee injury recovery) and Jalen Suggs (right ankle soreness) fully participated in practice Monday and Tuesday, encouraging signs for their rehabilitation, but won’t be available.

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The nine players who’ll be available for the Magic: Markelle Fultz, Gary Harris, Terrence Ross, Paolo Banchero, Wendell Carter Jr., Cole Anthony, Mo Bamba, Caleb Houstan and R.J. Hampton.

This article first appeared on OrlandoSentinel.com. Email Khobi Price at khprice@orlandosentinel.com or follow him on Twitter at @khobi_price.

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