Let’s hope this is not as bad as it looked.
Orlando’s Jonathan Isaac — in the midst of a breakout season — had to be stretchered off the court Wednesday night after colliding with Washington’s Bradley Beal with 9:57 left in the first quarter. He did not return due to what is being described as a hyperextended knee, although an MRI Thursday may show more.
Orlando Magic forward Jonathan Isaac suffered a hyperextended left knee during the first quarter tonight at Washington and will not return.
Isaac will undergo an MRI tomorrow upon the team’s return to Orlando and will then be re-evaluated.
— Orlando Magic PR (@Magic_PR) January 1, 2020
Players are the worst judges of their own injuries — they are convinced they can bounce back from anything — but this is a positive sign.
.@OrlandoMagic F Jonathan Isaac is walking and bending his left knee and feels his MRI on Thursday in Orlando will come back clean. He is confident that he avoided a major injury and might not have to miss any time of game action.
— John Denton (@JohnDenton555) January 2, 2020
Issac, in his third season, has been averaging 12.3 points and 7.1 rebounds a game, shooting 33 percent from three. His bigger impact — and why he has drawn the attention of other teams — is on the defensive end, where he is a switchable defender who is averaging 2.5 blocks a game.