Brutal Blow For Bulls: Lonzo Ball To Undergo Surgery


The decision has been made: Chicago Bulls' point guard Lonzo Ball will undergo arthroscopic surgery and miss the next 6-to-8 weeks. The Bulls had been considering their options while he tried a different non-surgical treatment on his meniscus tear, but in the end, they simply couldn't avoid it. 

Lonzo is expected to travel to California to have the procedure performed in the coming days. 

Ball has missed the last three games, and now will be out likely well into March. The Bulls are also missing star guard Zach LaVine, who's also out with a knee injury, and they'll have to deal with their upcoming three-game road trip without their entire starting backcourt. 

The 24-year-old Ball has had troubles with the left knee in the past. A meniscus tear in the same knee in 2018 also required arthroscopic surgery, but that occurred during the summer, and he was able to start his 2nd season as scheduled with the Los Angeles Lakers. 

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