ORLANDO- Orlando Magic forward Jonathan Isaac will miss the remainder of the 2021-22 season, Basketball Operations President Jeff Weltman announced today.
“First and foremost, taking care of our players will always be our top priority,” Weltman said. “We have to remember that Jonathan (Isaac) essentially missed two years. While strengthening and conditioning all aspects of his body continues to be an everyday process for him, we feel we’ve reached a point where it would be wise to say he won’t be playing this season. I understand that this can be frustrating for our fans but Jonathan has worked extremely hard and is keen to get back into the game so we need to continue to keep his rehabilitation in the bigger picture. To be honest, we don’t have time right now to prepare him to play games this season.”
Isaac (6’10”, 230, 10/3/97) missed the entire 2020/21 season due to a left anterior cruciate ligament tear in his left knee sustained on August 2, 2020 against Sacramento during the NBA restart at Disney. He was also sidelined for 39 games in the 2019-20 season due to injuries.
Originally selected by Orlando in the first round (sixth overall) of the 2017 NBA Draft, Isaac has appeared in 136 NBA regular season games (106 starts) of his career, all with Magic, averaging 9.3 ppg, 5.4 rpg. , 1:1 Acts. , 1.51 blkpg. and 1.07 stlpg. in 25.8 minpg. He has also played and started in five career playoffs, averaging 6.6 ppg., 6.2 rpg. and 1.00 blkpg. in 27.3 minpg.