Jonathan Isaac, playing in just his second regular season game after suffering a knee injury on New Years Day, appeared to reinjure the knee on Sunday against the Kings.
While driving down the lane, Isaac planted awkwardly causing his heavily-braced left knee to buckle. Isaac immediately collapsed to the floor in pain, grasping his left knee.
After being tended to by the medical staff, Isaac was helped off the court on a wheelchair.
The wheelchair has been sent out for Jonathan Isaac. Prayers up pic.twitter.com/G1m98kfZ5Q— NBA Central (@TheNBACentral) August 3, 2020
The Magic had taken a cautious approach to Isaac’s return for the restart. When Isaac initially injured the knee on Jan. 1, he was expected to be reevaluated in six to eight weeks. The injury was treated with rest and rehab, with Isaac ultimately doing two-a-days to work his way back. Still, Isaac’s availability remained in question in the days leading up to the restart scrimmages, nearly seven months after suffering the injury.
Isaac made his return in the Magic’s final scrimmage and was in All-Star form, with 13 points and seven rebounds in seven minutes, generating excitement around the organization. He came off the bench in the Magic’s seeding game opener, tallying 16 points and six rebounds in 16 minutes. Isaac played 15 minutes before suffering the injury in the fourth quarter of the Magic’s 132-116 win over the Kings, placing a dark cloud over what had been one of the Magic’s best performances of the season.
Hoping for the best for JI.
More to come on this story....
Magic has fears that Jonathan Isaac has a torn ACL, a source said.— Marc J. Spears (@MarcJSpears) August 3, 2020
Orlando's Jonathan Isaac is on his way to the MRI on his left knee now, sources tell ESPN. As Magic coach Steve Clifford said, he will stay in The Bubble to be examined.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) August 3, 2020
PRESS RELEASE:— Orlando Magic PR (@Magic_PR) August 3, 2020
Jonathan Isaac injury update pic.twitter.com/uCtH8MdaT3