It’s been almost two years since the Orlando Magic’s Jonathan Isaac last played in an NBA game, and it appears that return won’t be coming anytime soon.
Isaac tore his ACL in August of 2020 in a game against the Sacramento Kings, and has not appeared in a game since. The Magic released a report on Tuesday detailing that Isaac’s rehab had been set back as he suffered a minor injury to his right hamstring, resulting in him having to have a “small surgical procedure.”
Within the report the Magic reiterate that Isaac will not play this season for the Magic.
With the bad news comes some good news though for Magic fans. Khobi Price of the Orlando Sentinel reported that Isaac is expected to be with the Magic to start next season.
When Isaac was healthy, it was easy to see why the Magic opened the checkbook for him. In three seasons Isaac averaged 9.3 points and 5.4 rebounds per game. On the defensive end, he’s averaged 1.1 steals and 1.5 blocks per game over his career.
Before the injury, Isaac had elevated his game, putting up 11.9 points, 6.8 rebounds, 1.6 steals and 2.3 blocks per game, all career-highs for Isaac.
Orlando is currently sitting at the bottom of the conference, with a 20-53 record.