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Orlando F Jonathan Isaac has knee surgery

Field Level Media
08 Aug 2020, 11:19 GMT+10

Orlando Magic forward Jonathan Isaac had successful surgery Friday to repair a torn ACL in his left knee, the team announced.

Isaac was injured in the fourth quarter of Sunday's 132-116 win over the Sacramento Kings in a game during the NBA's restart near Orlando. Isaac also had some meniscal repair work done during the procedure, performed by Dr. Robert LaPrade.

Isaac's injury appeared to be of the non-contact variety, and the joint is the same one he injured on Jan. 1 at the Washington Wizards. The Magic said the previous injury had no impact on the recent setback. Isaac will be out indefinitely.

Isaac, a 6-foot-11 forward, was drafted No. 6 overall by the Magic in the 2017 NBA Draft. He's made 106 starts over his three-year NBA career, and has averaged 9.3 points and 4.2 rebounds per game.

This season, Isaac was averaging career-bests of 11.9 points and 6.8 rebounds per game.

Isaac gained national attention when he was one of a small number of players who didn't knell for the national anthem, or wear a Black Lives Matter t-shirt, during the playing of the national anthem during the opening nights of the NBA's restart.

--Field Level Media

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