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Orlando Magic guard Markelle Fultz suffers knee injury against Cleveland Cavaliers

Orlando Magic guard Markelle Fultz suffered a knee injury in the team's game against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday.

The injury occured with 7:35 remaining in the first quarter. Fultz was helped off of the court by two members of the Magic and has been ruled out for the rest of the game.

The Magic announced that Fultz will undergo further evaluation on his knee.

Fultz has played a big role in Orlando's strong start to the season. Entering Wednesday's game, he was averaging career highs of 14.3 points and 6.1 assists to go along with 3.6 rebounds and 1.0 steals. He's scored in double figures in five of Orlando's seven games and dished out a season-high 10 assists in a win over the Oklahoma City Thunder.

According to NBA.com, the Magic's offence has declined significantly with Fultz on the bench, from averaging 108.8 points per 100 possessions to 102.5.

Update: Markelle Fultz has a torn ACL and is expected to miss the rest of the season, the Magic announced.

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