Aminu (knee) could be a candidate to return to action this season if the NBA resumes play in mid-June or later, Josh Robbins of The Athletic reports. Aminu hasn't played since Nov. 29 after suffering a torn meniscus in his right knee that required surgery just over a month later following an unsuccessful rest-and-rehab program. Later in January, the Magic were granted a displayed player exception for Aminu, indicating that the NBA agreed the forward was unlikely to return to action prior to June 15. While that timeline would normally rule Aminu out through the start of the NBA Finals, the league's decision to suspend its season indefinitely could leave the door open for him to play again in 2019-20. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, owners and executives around the league view mid-to-late June as a best-case scenario for the NBA to resume action. Considering that Aminu had previously stated that he expected to be ready to compete for Nigeria in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in late July, he may have a legitimate shot at being cleared to play for the Magic this summer. Robbins relays that Aminu is progressing well in his recovery and is no longer sporting a stabilizing brace on his right knee.
The Magic recently applied for a Disabled Player Exception for Isaac (knee), implying the team projects him to miss the remainder of the season, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports. The news doesn't come as much of a surprise, given that Aminu underwent surgery Tuesday to address a torn meniscus in his right knee and wasn't scheduled to be re-evaluated until early-to-mid April. Even if Aminu experiences no setbacks in his recovery, he would likely still need a couple weeks to regain conditioning before gaining clearance to play at some point during a potential playoff run for the Magic. With that in mind, Orlando is understandably more inclined to just shut him down for 2019-20 and apply for the exception, which would allow the team to add another player to the roster without having to waive anyone.
Aminu (knee) underwent successful surgery Tuesday to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee and will be reevaluated in approximately 12 weeks, Roy Parry of the Orlando Sentinel reports. Aminu tore his meniscus at the end of November and ultimately opted to undergo surgery after suffering a setback at the end of December. There's a chance Aminu remains sidelined through the remainder of the season depending on how he responds to treatment, as his current 12-week recovery timeline already takes him into April.
Aminu (knee) had a setback at Thursday's practice and will be reevaluated, John Denton of OrlandoMagic.com reports. The veteran forward opted to stay clear of surgery and rehab the torn meniscus in his right knee after suffering the injury at the end of November, and his return timeline remains unclear. Coach Steve Clifford said Aminu is having trouble bending his knee Friday, but the severity of the setback won't be known until he is officially reevaluated. The 29-year-old can continue to be considered out indefinitely.
Aminu will not undergo surgery for his torn meniscus, Roy Parry of the Orlando Sentinel reports. He will be treated with a non-operative procedure and remains without an official timetable for a return. Aminu has missed the past five games, but he was seen doing some light shooting work following Wednesday's morning shootaround, suggesting he's making solid progress. Additional updates should emerge when Aminu hits various milestones in his recovery.
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