Lonzo Ball Injury Update Is Troubling For Bulls

The Chicago Bulls and agents for Lonzo Ball are currently, as of Thursday morning, in discussions with doctors to determine if the point guard needs arthroscopic surgery on a meniscus tear in his knee. 

The decision, according to NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski, is expected to come in the next 24-48 hours. If the surgery is necessary, the Bulls would be without Ball for 4-to-6 weeks. 

The 24-year-old has changed treatments for his knee this week, hoping that a new non-surgical route will improve the slight tear. If not, surgery will be the only option. 

Ball has missed the last three games, and will be out at least another three (longer, of course, if surgery is required). 

This isn't the first time his left knee has given him problems. He also had a meniscus tear in the same knee in 2018, and a surgical procedure in July allowed him to return for training camp that year with his former team, the Los Angeles Lakers. 

Ball is averaging 13 points, 5.1 assists and 5.4 rebounds in his first season with the Bulls, while shooting an eye-opening 42.3% from beyond the arc. He signed a 4-year, $85M contract with Chicago as a free agent last August. 

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