We haven’t seen Lonzo Ball of the Chicago Bulls play basketball in over a year now.
After suffering an injury in January of 2022, it was assumed that Ball could be back in a few months.
Those few months turned into many more and eventually, he missed the start of the 2022-23 season, with hopes that he could be back before the season concluded.
The Bulls recently revealed he won’t be back this season because of his knee injury and now comes information that he might be out even longer than expected.
NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting that there is a “growing possibility” that Ball will need yet another surgery on his right knee and could experience an additional six months of recovery and rehabilitation.
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
Wojnarowski also reports that the Bulls and Ball’s management team are working with doctors before a final decision on a new surgery is made.
The last that we heard, Ball was getting closer to ramping up his return to the game at the start of next season.
The knee injury that he suffered last year ended up being way worse than expected and reports from inside the team said that multiple doctors were left perplexed by his slow recovery.
If another surgery happens, Ball will take even longer to get back into playing form.
So he likely wouldn’t play at the start of next season, which would not only impair his team’s chances but also lead to questions about the rest of his career.
There are more than a few people asking if Ball has encountered a career-ending injury.
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