Jonathan Isaac’s injury will sideline him for 2020-21 NBA season

In a statement to the Associated Press on Monday morning, Orlando Magic president Jeff Weltman revealed that the franchise will be without Jonathan Isaac for the 2020-21 NBA season.

The 6’11″, 230lbs forward averaged 11.9 points, 6.8 rebounds, and 1.4 assists per game this past season. The former FSU star is regarded as one of the more versatile defenders in the league, tallying 2.3 blocks and nearly 2 steals per game. 

This news comes roughly three weeks after the Magic forward went down with a scary injury against the Sacramento Kings, which forced him to leave the court in a wheelchair.

ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski later revealed that Isaac had a torn ACL in his left knee. Isaac underwent surgery for the injury later that week.

After being drafted sixth overall in the 2017 NBA Draft, Isaac was labeled as a prospect who had all the athletic and defensive skills, but still needed time to work on his body and craft his offensive skill. Despite showing steady promise (points, rebounds, assist, blocks have increased by year), his career has been plagued by injuries. 

In three seasons, Isaac has played 27, 75, and 34 games, respectively. Before the torn ACL, the Magic forward had dealt with knee, ankle, and foot injuries, just to name a few.

Despite the injury, Isaac seemed to be in high hopes, taking to Twitter later that day and expressing his optimism

The Magic were recently eliminated from the first round of the NBA playoffs, four games to one, by the Milwaukee Bucks. 

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