Magic still contemplating options for Isaiah Briscoe’s injury
A torn right meniscus has sidelined Isaiah Briscoe of the Orlando Magic, and needless to say, the team is now weighing their options.
.@OrlandoMagic coach Steve Clifford said no decision has been made whether PG Isaiah Briscoe (small tear in meniscus in knee) will have surgery. Another option would be rehab, which might allow him to return to action sooner. Jerian Grant will continue to be the top PG reserve.
— John Denton (@JohnDenton555) March 10, 2019
According to The Orlando Sentinel, there’s no telling how long Briscoe will be out with the injury, though some indications suggest that he’ll be out “indefinitely.”
Briscoe, a rookie who brought steadiness to the Magic’s reserves after being inserted into the regular rotation back on Jan. 9, missed Friday’s game against the Dallas Mavericks. Treatment options, such as surgery or rehabilitation, are still be evaluated and there is no firm timetable on his return. The rookie point guard has averaged 3.5 points, 2.2 assists, and 1.9 rebounds in 14.3 minutes a night over 39 games.
The loss of Isaiah Briscoe means the Magic will turn once again to Jerian Grant as the primary backup behind veteran starter D.J. Augustin. Grant, who the Magic acquired in an offseason trade with the Chicago Bulls, has been in and out of the regular rotation this season because of uneven play. He has averaged 4.1 points, 2.8 assists and 1.7 rebounds in 16.5 minutes over 51 games. Grant played well last week in Indiana when Augustin sprained his right ankle, giving the Magic seven points, two assists, one steal and one block in 12 minutes in an Orlando victory.
The Orlando Sentinel also reports that Isaiah Briscoe may be considering surgery, as well, which would further put him out for a longer period of time. Coach Steve Clifford said it would be up to him to do, however, and a decision he wouldn’t interfere in.