The comeback tale of Jonathan Isaac has been put on hold once again because of an injury that will finish the season. This time, the problem is a torn adductor muscle.
According to a statement released by the Magic, Isaac had surgery on Friday to repair the muscle. Still, he won’t be able to play for the team again during the regular season. During practice on Tuesday, he reported having soreness on his left side, and an MRI performed the next day revealed the seriousness of the problem.
This was his first season after missing the previous two and a half years due to a significant knee injury and other setbacks. He appeared in 11 games this season. Now he will have to go through another recovery and rehabilitation phase.
Jeff Weltman, President of Basketball Operations for the Orlando Magic, said, “our thoughts are with Jonathan, whose tenacity in coping with hardship is remarkable.” “Our prayers are with Jonathan,” Jonathan has put in an incredible amount of effort to make his comeback to the court this season, and he has shown how valuable he is to our squad. As he concentrates on the tasks that lie ahead, we will be there to support him.
There is no reason to believe that Isaac won’t be ready for training camp the following season, even though the Magic have not provided a timeline for Isaac’s possible return to basketball activities after his injury.
In his 11 games played this season, Isaac averaged 5.0 points and 4.0 rebounds per game.
Since Orlando selected him as the sixth overall choice in 2017, he has played 147 games throughout the regular season for his current team.
When Isaac first damaged his left knee on January 1, 2020, he was playing a game in Washington. He came back seven months later and played two games in the bubble. In the second of those appearances, he tore his left anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). He had other setbacks in his recovery, including a right hamstring injury that required surgery last year. He played in the NBA again this January.