With the rest of his 2016-17 season in question, Meeks faces an uncertain future.
The three-point marksman is slated to become an unrestricted free agent at season's end, and he figures to have a tough time procuring a long-term deal with such a lengthy injury history.
Meeks will start at shooting guard for Thursday's game against the Nets, Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel reports.
Evan Fournier was a surprise addition to the injury report with a wrist injury and will sit out Thursday's contest, which allows Meeks to enter the top unit in his place.
He apparently encountered a setback shortly after that, necessitating his surgery on July 19.
Other Magic players, past and present, have made full recoveries from fifth metatarsal fractures, including Gordon and Glen Davis.
While he didn't provide much outside of scoring, the 20 points and four threes both match the second highest totals he has reached in each category this season.
And before Meeks ever had a chance to suit up for the Magic after they acquired him in a trade with the Pistons, he underwent surgery in July to stabilize the fifth metatarsal he broke in October 2015.On January 13, 2009, he gained national recognition by breaking the Kentucky single-game scoring record with 54 points in a nationally televised game on ESPN against Tennessee.In the same game, he broke the university's single-game three-point record by making 10 three-pointers.Meeks started at shooting guard and scored 20 points (7-12 FG, 4-7 3Pt, 2-2 FT) while grabbing two rebounds in 31 minutes during Thursday's 115-107 win over the Nets.Meeks made his 10th start of the season, filling in for Evan Fournier (wrist).