Magic’s Isaac Undergoes Left Knee Surgery

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.

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4 thoughts on “Magic’s Isaac Undergoes Left Knee Surgery

  1. KnickerbockerAl

    Magic have no luck. Do they still move Gordon now. I would get a future pick from GS. Tank next yr. Have two picks in 2021 draft. That is considered a strong draft.

  2. x%sure

    I think Isaac was attempting a little twist in his leap, though it failed and he kind of went straight. Probably should not have tried that. The claim that the injuries are unrelated… lets just say I’m staying away from Orlando bars… Easy enough! But one bodypart will compensate for another. IDK when one could say, okay he’s ready to go.

    I think the NBA is ahead of pace on mechanical injuries, maybe due to the biological threat?— with Isaac, JarenJackson, PatMccaw all got knee injuries, MarvinBagley to his foot, young stars.

    Memphis also saw a Winslow leg injury along with JJJ. RodneyHood will likely return so Portland could catch them.

    The Spurs, close behind, may resent LMA getting rotator cuff surgery on June 8. Doesn’t seem major and why so late… just a skip?
    Ducking away

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