Written by @kristenshylin_
ESPN reported that Orlando Magic forward Jonathan Isaac tore the ACL in his left knee during the final quarter of Sunday’s game.
Issac was carried off the court in a wheelchair, marking his second serious injury throughout the season. On Jan.1, Isaac hyperextended his left knee at Washington, causing him to miss 31 games.
The NBA player’s recent injury comes two days after receiving national attention for being the only player in the NBA bubble restart to not kneel during the anthem. In addition to standing during the anthem, Issac did not wear a Black Lives Matter t-shirt.
In a press conference after Friday night’s game, Issac said he did not participate in the demonstration for religious reasons.
I asked Jonathan Isaac two questions:
You didn’t kneel during the anthem but you also didn’t wear a black lives matter shirt. Do you believe black lives matter?
Can you explain what religion has to do with kneeling for the anthem to protest against racism and police brutality? pic.twitter.com/me61FleWPY
— Taylor Rooks (@TaylorRooks) July 31, 2020
In a game against the Sacramento Kings, Issac fell to the floor in unbearable pain holding his knee after hopping between two defenders.
Issac issued a statement on Twitter Monday, thanking everyone for their prayers and concerns.
Despite the new obstacle, Issac said he is encouraged.
IT IS WELL!!! 2 Kings 4! Thank you for all of your prayers and concerns I’m encouraged. Remember our God is not just a God of the hills but a God of the valleys! (2 Corinthians ch 4 vs 9!) MY COMEBACK WILL BE GREATER THAN MY SETBACK!!!! I STILL STAND IN JESUS NAME!!!! pic.twitter.com/9Icv0WULQ6
— Jonathan Isaac (@JJudahIsaac) August 3, 2020
“MY COMEBACK WILL BE GREATER THAN MY SETBACK!!!! I STILL STAND IN JESUS NAME!!!!”