Jonathan Isaac has been out with a knee injury since New Years’ Day.

After he was carried off the court against the Wizards that day, no one knew, not even the Magic, when their rising star might return.

Nearly eight months later, here we are. Isaac is going to be playing in today’s scrimmage for the first time.

Isaac was in the midst of a breakout season before his injury.

He was putting up 12.0 points, 6.9 rebounds, 2.4 blocks, and 1.6 steals. Not the most flashy numbers, but very consistent and it shows how incredible of a defender he has become.

He is going to be a vital asset as they attempt to get into the #7 seed and avoid a first round match-up against the Milwaukee Bucks.