In the first quarter of the Orlando Magic's win in Washington, third year forward Jonathan Isaac had to be carried off on a stretcher after he hyperextended his left knee.
Jonathan Isaac was taken off the floor on a stretcher after injuring his left knee.- Bleacher Report NBA (@BR_NBA) January 1, 2020
Hope he's alright. 🙏 pic.twitter.com/krRC56tj9H
As per Magic PR, he was immediately ruled out of the game and will be re-evaluated upon the team's return back to Orlando.
Prior to leaving, Isaac had just recorded two points, a rebound and a steal in his two minutes on the floor.
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Although he was carted off the floor, Isaac was walking postgame and said he felt better.
.@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
He was playing some of the best basketball of his career this season, averaging career-highs across the board as he started in 32 of the team's 34 games (including this one). In 31 prior games, he was averaging 12.3 points, 7.1 rebounds, 2.5 blocks, 1.6 steals, and 1.4 assists (all career-highs) in 30.5 minutes on the floor.
Isaac took to Twitter a few hours after the game:
Those that wait upon the Lord will renew their strength. They that believe will not be put to shame. Thanks Orlando for your thoughts and prayers! He is a God of the hills and valleys, His word is true! Be back in no time!- Jonathan Isaac (@JJudahIsaac) January 2, 2020