Magic forward Jonathan Isaac underwent surgery on his left knee on Friday, according to a team press release (Twitter link). Isaac’s surgery was needed to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament and meniscal tear.
The team did not announce a timetable. His return to the court will depend on how he responds to treatment and rehab, according to the release.
Isaac suffered the first major injury during the league restart. He was driving to the basket early in the fourth quarter of Orlando’s win over the Kings on Sunday when his left knee buckled. He was eventually taken off the court on a wheelchair.
He was on the verge of a breakout 2019/20 season, having averaged career highs in PPG (11.9), RPG (6.8), BPG (2.3), and SPG (1.6). However, a severe left knee sprain and bone bruise sidelined him on January 1 and he didn’t play again until the seeding games in Orlando.
The team’s president of basketball operations, Jeff Weltman, insisted earlier this week the two injuries weren’t related. Isaac, 22, is still on his rookie contract and will make $7.36MM next season, though his ability to return at any point is obviously in doubt.