Orlando Magic forward Jonathan Isaac has missed the last two NBA seasons, as he's rehabbed from multiple knee injuries suffered during the 2020 re-start in the bubble. Now there is finally light at the end of the tunnel for Isaac.
“I feel great, I’m doing really good,” Isaac said in April. “I know there was the whole hiccup with my right hamstring, but I feel great. I’m really looking forward to coming back next season and being able to play. I’m all good.”
In five NBA seasons, Isaac has played in just 136 games. In 2020, Isaac suffered a knee injury on January 1. He was set to miss the remainder of the season, but the pause in the season due to the pandemic allowed him to return at the end of July. In his second game in the bubble, Isaac blew out his left knee.
Despite missing the entirety of the last two seasons, Isaac said he's been working hard to get back on the court.
“The biggest thing they see is games played and that you haven’t played in so long, but they don’t know the work that goes in day in and day out,” Isaac said when asked about the rehab process. “The meticulous grind of it all. It just takes time. As much as I want it to go faster, it’s just part of the process and the plan. Looking forward to coming back next season.”