Jonathan Isaac undergoes surgery to repair ACL, meniscus tear
Orlando Magic forward Jonathan Isaac underwent surgery on Friday to repair the torn ACL in his left knee.
In addition to addressing his ACL injury, Isaac also had some meniscal repair work during the procedure performed by Dr. Robert LaPrade, according to Adrian Wojnowski of ESPN.
Orlando's Jonathan Isaac had surgery to repair his torn ACL and a meniscus tear today, the Magic says.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) August 7, 2020
Isaac suffered the ACL injury in the Magic’s win over the Sacramento Kings last Sunday. During the fourth quarter, Isaac drove down the lane and did a hop step between two defenders; however, as he planted, his left knee crumpled to the floor.
Before his injury, Isaac was having a solid season, averaging 11.9 points, 6.8 rebounds, and 2.4 blocks in 34 games. Additionally, he shot 47 percent from the field and 34 percent from 3-point range.
It remains to be seen when the 2020-21 NBA season will start, so it’s unclear if Isaac will be able to return for the new campaign. There have been multiple reports indicating that the new season will start around December, so if that’s the case, Isaac could possibly miss its start.
As for the Magic, they are currently holding onto the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference. Moreover, they are only one win or one Washington Wizards loss away from clinching a playoff birth.
Nevertheless, losing Jonathan Isaac is certainly a big loss for the young Magic team. While Isaac remains sidelined for the rest of the season and possibly next campaign, Terrence Ross and Wes Iwundu should see increased roles.
The Magic will take on the Boston Celtics on Sunday.