Magic’s Jonathan Isaac makes bold vow after tearing ACL
Orlando Magic forward Jonathan Isaac has come out with his first statement since suffering that terrible knee injury on Sunday night. The 22-year-old tore the ACL in his left knee in Orlando’s blowout win against the Sacramento Kings, and as it appears, Isaac is going to be out of commission for a considerably long time.
Isaac took to Twitter to make a statement, and it’s great to hear that the 6-foot-11 forward is in high spirits after suffering just a devastating setback:
IT IS WELL!!! 2 Kings 4! Thank you for all of your prayers and concerns I’m encouraged. Remember our God is not just a God of the hills but a God of the valleys! (2 Corinthians ch 4 vs 9!) MY COMEBACK WILL BE GREATER THAN MY SETBACK!!!! I STILL STAND IN JESUS NAME!!!! pic.twitter.com/9Icv0WULQ6
— Jonathan Isaac (@JJudahIsaac) August 3, 2020
Isaac is a very religious man, and it is clear that he is using his faith here to see the silver lining in an otherwise heartbreaking turn of events. Several of his peers have already shown their support for Isaac, and fans have likewise sent words of encouragement toward his direction via social media. The highly promising forward has acknowledged this overwhelming showing of support, and this will be crucial in his road to recovery.
The Magic had been closely monitoring Isaac’s minutes prior to the injury due to the fact that it was only recently when he returned from a lengthy spell on the sidelines. Earlier in the season, he suffered a severe knee sprain, which, unfortunately, was the same knee that buckled during a non-contact play on Sunday.
While Orlando has yet to confirm the next steps in his recovery, Isaac will likely have to undergo surgery and will probably miss a significant part of the 2020-21 campaign, if not all of it (this could depend on when it actually is).
Prayers up for Isaac, and we truly hope that this will only be a minor setback in what has looked like a very promising future for the former sixth overall pick.