The Magic are being attacked by some kind of stomach flu bug so there’s a chance they will be without Dwight Howard, Jameer Nelson, Mickael Pietrus and J.J. Redick tonight against the Hawks.
(Update: Magic coach Stan Van Gundy says he’s optimistic Howard, Pietrus and Redick will play tonight though he’s not sure how much energy they will have. Nelson is doubtful)
From Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel:
Stan Van Gundy left Wisconsin hoping that Dwight Howard, Jameer Nelson, Mickael Pietrus and J.J. Redick will recover from their stomach virus in time to play Monday against the Atlanta Hawks.
But Van Gundy also emphasized that he had no idea whether the foursome would be healthy enough.
“Monday night, I think, is still pretty iffy for a lot of guys,” he said.
Redick came down with the illness first, beginning to experience symptoms early last Wednesday morning. Four days later, he still wasn’t ready to play in Milwaukee.
Howard and Nelson became ill on Friday. So, if their illnesses last four full days, they wouldn’t be able to play against the Hawks.
If those guys sit and the Hawks still can’t win in Orlando then it may never happen.
By the way, my stomach virus had me on the shelf for like two days last week. Yeah, that’s right, I’m saying I’m tougher than those dudes.