Orlando’s Jonathan Isaac stretchered off court with hyperextended knee


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.

Players are the worst judges of their own injuries — they are convinced they can bounce back from anything — but this is a positive sign.


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.