Magic's Markelle Fultz out for season with torn ACL in left knee

Published January 7, 2021, 12:00 AMNBA.com News Services

Orlando point guard Markelle Fultz was carried off the court and an MRI later confirmed the devastating injury.

Orlando point guard Markelle Fultz will miss the rest of the season after suffering a torn ACL in his left knee, the team announced on Wednesday.

Fultz was carried off the court after suffering a non-contact left knee injury in the first quarter of the Magic’s game against Cleveland and later received an MRI that confirmed the injury.

Fultz was driving in the lane when he crumpled to the floor after planting on his left leg. The fourth-year point guard was noticeably upset, slapping the floor while grabbing at his knee before being helped off the court.

Fultz was off to the best start of his career, averaging 14.3 points, 3.6 rebounds and 6.1 assists while helping Orlando to a 5-2 record.