“I still can’t play basketball… I can’t run or jump”- Lonzo Ball provides a shocking update regarding his knee injury



Lonzo Ball hasn’t played since January and is still expected to sit some more time out due to his serious knee injury.

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"I still can’t play basketball... I can’t run or jump"- Lonzo Ball provides a shocking update regarding his knee injury 2

A day before he has arthroscopic surgery on his left knee in Los Angeles, Lonzo Ball spoke with Chicago Bulls reporters on Tuesday about his ongoing knee problem. Because of persistent knee pain, Ball had a meniscus tear surgically repaired on January 14. On Wednesday, Ball will undergo his third treatment on his left knee, which is called a debridement. Also in 2018, while with the Los Angeles Lakers, he had surgery to repair a torn meniscus.

Ball will be re-evaluated in four to six weeks, the Bulls said last week. Ball stated on Tuesday that he will take his time recovering, albeit missing the rest of the season would be the “worst-case scenario” for him. A possible indicator of a much longer absence than currently expected.

Talking about the injury, Lonzo Ball said, “The whole summer was just meeting with specialists, talking to different doctors and rehabbing. Doing everything we could to stay out of surgery and get back on the court. The pain is gone down, but I’d say the range was this far (motions a gap with hands), and now it’s still like this (closes gap with hands). But I still can’t play basketball. So, unfortunately, I’ve got to take the next step and that’s surgery.”

He added, “There was a point where we would warm up and stuff and I would go through certain things and it would be fine. And whenever I got to get to real basketball activities, I couldn’t do it. Unfortunately, this is just what’s at hand. It’s got to be dealt with. And we felt like surgery, again, is the best option.

The Chicago Bulls need Lonzo Ball back quickly because they know he is a huge part of their system. Not having him at the end of last season certainly made them worse, and hopefully, they’ll get him back soon.

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