Orlando Magic's Newest Superstar Vince Carter Goes Down with Injury

Brandon RibakSenior Writer IOctober 31, 2009

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From the moment of tip-off against the New Jersey Nets last night you could see it in Vince Carter's eyes that he was glad to make his first appearance back at the Izod Center.

With the ball in his hands during the first play of the game Carter attacked the hoop, rising up into the air and slamming the ball right down the net.

VC ended the first quarter with a team-high 13 points, shooting a fantastic 5-6 from the field and looking better than ever.

In the second quarter Carter went down with an injury just minutes before the end of the first half, immediately going to the locker room for the remainder of the game.

X-rays on his ankle were negative and his status for Sunday's game is currently up in the air, depending on the swelling of his ankle.

With two of Orlando's stars potentially out of the lineup for the upcoming game against Toronto, the Magic's impressive depth is already being put to the test.

Two year forward Ryan Anderson has quickly become one of the most surprising players in the league, averaging 16 PPG in two games and shooting 6-12 from the three-point line in only 24 MPG.

His calm, cool, and collective mentality and remarkable shooting ability instantly makes him a top notch scoring threat throughout the league.

With Carter possibly out of the lineup, Anderson will ultimately benefit the most, averaging 30 plus MPG against the Raptors.

In addition, four year forward Brandon Bass, who is playing remarkably well for Orlando (shooting 58.8 percent in two games), will receive the opportunity to absolutely explode onto the scene if given the chance to post 30 plus MPG as well.

Orlando fans have no need to fear regarding to the Vince Carter injury as they arguably have the best and most deepest bench in the league today.

With such young and promising potential surrounding this Orlando team, it will be only a matter of weeks before they're regarded to as the strongest overall organization in the NBA.

Mark my words NBA fans, the Orlando Magic are in for a historical season this year.

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