Magic forward Jonathan Isaac tore ACL in his left knee


Orlando Magic forward Jonathan Isaac tore his ACL in his left knee on Sunday, the team said.Isaac led the way and made a jump between two defenders against the Kings. Then he immediately fell to the ground in pain, intact, while squeezing his left knee with 9:19 left in the fourth quarter in Magic’s 132-116 win.

Isaac had his head in his hands as he was kicked off the field accompanied by Magic Basketball Operations President Jeff Weltman.

It was Isaac’s second game since hyperextending his left knee Jan. 1 in Washington. Isaac, who missed 31 games with injury, left the game with 4 points, 4 rebounds and 2 steals in 15 minutes.

Even though the Magic routed the Kings, the Orlando bench looked subdued after Isaac’s injury.

“It was tough, man,” teammate Aaron Gordon said. “That one made me cry and instantly – just because I know how good JI is, how hard he works and how hard he has worked to get back since he got injured in DC.” . It was hard. ”

The great man of kings Harry Giles III, who tore both ACLs in high school and underwent left knee surgery before starting his college career at Duke, said he spoke briefly to Isaac before leaving the floor.

“Just kind of telling her to stay awake, to stay positive,” Giles said. “I just hate to see it because it’s hard. I don’t really like to talk about it. It’s just unfortunate, man, because he worked out and with the corset. You hate to see him get hurt again. ”

ESPN’s Ohm Youngmisuk, Tim Bontemps and Nick Friedell contributed to this report.


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