Orlando Magic guard and former No. 1 overall pick Markelle Fultz will miss the remainder of the 2020-21 NBA season after an MRI confirmed that he suffered a torn ACL in a loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Fultz, who signed a three-year contract extension prior to the season, was enjoying a great start to the year as he was averaging 14.3 points and 6.1 assists through the Magic's first seven games. He took to Twitter to issue a statement following his injury.
#F2G 🙏🏽 pic.twitter.com/AJCuREAIM9- Markelle Fultz (@MarkelleF) January 7, 2021
In response to Fultz's injury, the basketball world came together to uplift the 22-year-old.
Praying for the bro Markelle 🙌🏿🙏🏿- Victor Oladipo (@VicOladipo) January 7, 2021
Prayers up for my bro @MarkelleF 🏁- Isaiah Thomas (@isaiahthomas) January 7, 2021
Prayers up 🙏🏾 @MarkelleF God got you young fella. Keep that head up!!!!! You'll be right back. 🙏🏾💯- Kyle O'Quinn (@Kyle_OQuinn) January 7, 2021
Praying hard for my bro @MarkelleF !- 🏁 Jamal Crawford (@JCrossover) January 7, 2021
🙏🏾 hold ya head Markelle!- elfrid payton (@elfrid) January 7, 2021
Prayers up my brotha 🙏🏾 @MarkelleF https://t.co/uRs04gGeN6- Immanuel Quickley (@IQ_GodSon) January 7, 2021
Prayers up for my Brodie Markelle 🙏🏾🙏🏾- Harry Giles III (@HGiiizzle) January 7, 2021
@MarkelleF you will be back Dawg! better than ever 🙏- Detlef Schrempf (@Dschrempf) January 7, 2021
Prayers up @MarkelleF. Stay strong brother🙏🏾- Wes Iwundu (@_Iwundu25) January 7, 2021
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