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The Orlando Magic have placed rookie forward Jonathan Isaac in an injury rehabilitation and conditioning program and he will be out of action indefinitely.
Isaac originally suffered a sprained right ankle on Nov. 11 against the Denver Nuggets.
Jonathan Isaac will be placed in an injury rehabilitation and conditioning program and will be out indefinitely. His return to play will depend on how he responds to the program.
Isaac originally suffered a sprained right ankle on Nov. 11 at DEN and has missed 20 games.
— Orlando Magic PR (@Magic_PR) December 30, 2017
The Magic selected Isaac with the sixth overall pick in the 2017 draft. The 6-10 big man has played in 15 games this season, averaging 5.3 points and 3.7 rebounds while shooting 40.5 percent from the field.
“It’s really just about getting him where he’s at his best and not yo-yoing him in and out of the games and having him re-tweak it,’’ Magic head coach Frank Vogel said of Isaac. “He’s got to get his strength in the ankle and strength in his legs with conditioning so that it’s not an issue anymore.”
Isaac told reporters the training staff has told him to be patient and take the rehab day-to-day.
“What have they told me? Just to be patient and wait for this to heal completely,” Isaac said. “Just take my time, day-by-day. It’s tough (being out). It takes time and trying to come back when it’s not completely there (physically) is tough, so I just have to be patient and take it day-by-day.”