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Magic F Jonathan Isaac (knee) is sporting a knee brace and has been off crutches for several weeks now.
Isaac underwent ACL surgery in the beginning of August and will be out for the entire 2020-21 season. "My mind is still there in terms of how I was playing. My body just has to catch up now with this recent injury," Isaac said. He has reportedly been optimistic about his recovery.
Magic President Jeff Weltman said on Jonathan Isaac’s status for the 2020-21 NBA season, “we will not have [him] next season.”
With the 2020-21 season set to begin in December of this year, this puts to rest any lingering hope that Isaac could return in the middle of next season after suffering a torn ACL and meniscus a few weeks ago. Tough break for a player that has shown so much promise over the last year prior to knee issues. He’ll rehab in hopes of being a full-go ahead of the 2021-22 season.
Jonathan Isaac underwent successful surgery to repair the torn ACL and meniscus in his left knee.
Isaac suffered a torn ACL in Sunday’s win against the Kings. He will focus on rehab and hopes return in time for the 2020-21 campaign. Isaac averaged 11.9 points, 6.8 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 1.6 steals and 2.3 blocks across 34 games this season. Terrance Ross should see an expanded role with Isaac out.
Upon receiving an MRI on his left knee, Magic forward Jonathan Isaac was diagnosed with a torn ACL.
This is the worst possible news for both the Magic and Jonathan Isaac, who has now suffered two major knee injuries over the last seven months. Although a timetable for his recovery has yet to be determined, his status for the upcoming 2020-2021 season now looks grim. The third-year forward was in the midst of a breakout season, averaging 12.1 points and 6.9 rebounds per game while cementing his status as one of the league's better defenders, averaging 2.4 blocks and 1.5 steals per game.
The Orlando Magic fear Jonathan Isaac suffered a torn ACL in Sunday’s game vs. the Kings after suffering a non-contact injury to his left knee.
This would be a really tough break for the youngster who was just making it back from a pretty severe knee injury he suffered back in January. The medical staff cleared Isaac with a minutes restriction for the seeding games, but in just his second game back, he suffers yet another injury to his knee. Prayers go out to Isaac on a speedy recovery if in fact the Magic’s fears of a torn ACL are confirmed. If it really is a torn ACL, Isaac would likely be sidelined for 9-12 months, putting his status for the entire 2020-21 season in jeopardy. Stay tuned for an update on the MRI results when they are known.