Lonzo Ball injury update: Bulls guard to undergo left knee surgery, re-evaluated in 4-6 weeks

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Chicago Bulls declared Wednesday afternoon said guard Lonzo Ball will undergo knee surgery on Sept. 28 and will be re-evaluated in 4-6 weeks. This comes after the ball is considered “suspicious” He should be ready for the start of the regular season after dealing with persistent knee pain from a torn meniscus last season.

Ball tore his meniscus in January and missed the rest of the season after several setbacks in his rehab process. As he continued his rehab throughout the season and tried to increase his basketball activities, those setbacks continued, pushing back his return date even further.

It’s a significant blow to the Bulls and an even tougher situation for Ball, whose NBA career has been plagued by injuries. In five years in the league, he has averaged 50 games a season, and this latest news suggests he will be limited once again this upcoming season.

When Paul was healthy for the Bulls last season, he was a key piece in Chicago. His playmaking and 3-point shooting, combined with his tough defense, led the Bulls to first place in the Eastern Conference two months into the season. However, when he went down, Chicago’s stout defense faltered, and while Ayo Tosunmu and Alex Caruso did their best to pass the ball, the Bulls were unable to recapture that early season victory and fell in the first round of the playoffs. Milwaukee Bucks.

With Paul expected to be sidelined for the start of the season, the Bulls will need to return Dosunmu, Caruso and new addition Goran Dragic at the lead guard position until he returns. Sep. The Bulls begin training camp on the 27th. After that, when the season starts, Chicago will have some time to build chemistry with whoever replaces Ball.

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