The Chicago Bulls can’t seem to catch a break right now.
Just when the fans thought they were on the verge of contending, Lonzo Ball’s knee injury set them back drastically.
Ball was an outstanding fit next to DeMar DeRozan and Zach LaVine, playing top-notch defense and pulling the strings of the offense.
However, he’s missed more than one season now, and it might be a very long while before he’s able to be on the floor again.
According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Bulls officials believe that Ball might need a third procedure in his injured knee, as there has been little-to-no progress whatsoever, and he continues to experience some pain.
ESPN Sources: There is a growing possibility that Chicago Bulls guard Lonzo Ball will need a third surgical procedure on his right knee that would likely require another six months of recovery and rehabilitation. pic.twitter.com/pnToNKynhb
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) March 9, 2023
Ball’s injury has left professionals from all over the nation in awe, as no one can explain where the pain is coming from and when it will go away — if ever.
Should this be the case, then Zo would be on the shelf for at least another six months, leaving fans wondering whether he’ll ever come back.
daaaamn my boy knee is BBBroken
— oddy 2 hottie (@oddCouplemusic) March 9, 2023
— Greg Williams (@GregWilliams28) March 9, 2023
bro should just retire at this point
— optimistic lakers fan (@stanbronlakers) March 9, 2023
Lonzo Ball coming back after 3 knee surgeries pic.twitter.com/cFTMLzqakI
— Kory Waldron (@KWalHoops) March 9, 2023
— Bball Enjoyer Bob (@bball_enjoyer) March 9, 2023
Lonzo Ball entered the NBA as a superstar prospect with Jason Kidd comparisons.
He failed to live up to that hype in his early days with the Los Angeles Lakers, but he took his career back from the ground as soon as he left Southern California.
His playmaking and defense are elite, and he’s the kind of pass-first guy that would elevate almost every offense.
Hopefully, he’ll be able to come back stronger from this, as the game is always better when the best are on the floor.NEXT: Patrick Beverley Feels Comfortable With The Bulls