The Orlando Magic announced that Arron Afflalo would miss the remainder of the season with a strained hamstring, adding to the long list of guys who have had their seasons noticeably marred because of extended injuries.
Arron Afflalo will miss the rest of the regular season because of his hamstring injury. It's a strained hamstring.— Josh Robbins (@JoshuaBRobbins) March 23, 2013
However, the biggest difference between Afflalo's injury and the injuries to guys like Jordan Hill or Andrew Bynum is that Afflalo's injury is actually going to help his team in the long run.
Afflalo's strained hammy gives Orlando a chance to crank their tank machine into full power as they find themselves just two games ahead of the Charlotte Bobcats for the worst record in the NBA.
Moving forward, Afflalo will be a solid member of this team, but they're going to have to make sure he doesn't hurt himself further, even if it is just a hamstring strain.
While Afflalo sitting out the rest of the season does seem rather laughable, it reminds us of the ton of other players who've watched from the sidelines after their year came to an early end.