You hope for the best, but fear the worst. Jonathan Isaac had finally come back after months of rehabilitation on his left knee. It was on 1/1/20 in DC when he initially landed awkwardly and was stretchered off the floor. This time, same awkward landing, similar exit. This time taken to the back of the "bubble court" on a wheelchair.
Steve Clifford was asked to comment after the game, he said he doesn’t know extent of injury. Says he’s “hopeful, looked bad obviously...until you hear anything, I’m hopeful".
Isaac was already set to be one of the bigger topics heading into a Monday full of talk radio after he chose to be the lone-Magic player to stand for the National Anthem. Now, you add this to the mix. Plus, Steve Clifford's decision to put him in the game in a 2nd half blowout. A lot to discuss. Keep it locked right here for the latest.
Via @AdrianWojnarowski on Twitter: Disappointing news: Orlando Magic F Jonathan Isaac has suffered a torn ACL in his left knee, source tells ESPN. Isaac missed 31 games with knee injury earlier and worked his way back for restart. A much longer rehab awaits him now.
AG on JI's injury: “That was tough, man,” said Aaron Gordon, another of Isaac’s teammates. “That one brought me to tears instantly just because I know how good of a guy J.I. is and I know how hard he works and how hard he has worked to get back.”
Fultz on JI injury: “The whole gym just went quiet when it happened,”