NBA: Markelle Fultz tears ACL, out for rest of 2021 season

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Orlando Magic guard Markelle Fultz tore his left ACL and shall be out for the rest of the 2020-2021 NBA season.

The team announced the development on Thursday.

Fultz was carried off the floor after favoring his left leg during an eventual 105-94 win for the Magic over the Cleveland Cavaliers.

The 2017 no. 1 draft pick scored only 3 points and logged 4 minutes and 25 seconds in the game.

The injury sadly comes at a time where the 22-year-old Fultz was poised to make more improvement in his career.

He was averaging 12.9 PPG, 3.1 RPG,and 5.4 APG while earning a starting slot with Orlando prior to the injury.

The Magic are currently 6-2 in the Eastern Conference and are expected to make noise in the playoffs.

Without Fultz, the team loses a playmaking and shot creating option.

Fultz was hampered by several shoulder-related issues in his 1st 2 seasons which also limited his production and potential.

Levi Verora