Magic’s Jonathan Isaac will not need surgery for his knee injury
Instead, Isaac will be treated with a rest and rehab program as he recovers:
.@OrlandoMagic F Jonathan Isaac is still likely to miss multiple months with his sprained left knee and bone bruise, but the good news is that he will be able to avoid surgery. Isaac’s knee will be treated with rest and rehab.
— John Denton (@JohnDenton555) January 8, 2020
The fact that Isaac will be sidelined is tough news for the Magic, who are currently holding a 17-20 overall record. On the bright side, though, things could have been worse. Thankfully, MRI scans revealed no structural damage to the ligaments in his knee. The team has said that they will reevaluate the injury in 8-10 weeks, which would leave him out of action until early-to-mid March.
With Isaac out, Wes Iwundu has been starting at power forward. Khem Birch and key youngster Mo Bamba could also see more time off the bench.
In his 32 appearances with the Magic this season, Isaac has racked up averages of 12.0 points on 46.3 percent shooting from the field (33.0 percent from beyond the arc), 6.9 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 2.4 blocks and 1.6 steals in 29.7 minutes per outing.
The Magic will be back in action on Wednesday night, when they’ll serve as hosts to the Washington Wizards. Tip-off inside the Amwway Center is set for 7:00 p.m. ET.