ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Former top overall draft pick Markelle Fultz tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee as his Orlando Magic went on to beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 105-94. The Magic announced after the game that Fultz would miss the rest of the season with the injury.
Less than five minutes into the game, a driving Fultz was cut off by Isaac Okoro and his left knee buckled without contact. Fultz, the No. 1 pick in the 2017 draft, writhed in pain on the floor for several minutes before he was helped into a wheelchair.
The point guard, who signed a three-year, $50 million extension last month, came in averaging a career-best 14.3 points in seven games.