Lonzo Ball Update Is Bad News For Bulls

The Chicago Bulls are not getting the news they were hoping to hear on the rehab status of starting point guard Lonzo Ball. He's been out since mid-January after knee surgery for a torn meniscus. Now, over two months later, Ball has been shut down from running for 10 days. Instead, he'll focus on strengthening the knee, according to Bulls head coach Billy Donovan

With 10 games remaining in the regular season, there is now some concern that Ball won't be back before the playoffs, or at any time during the postseason. 

"I think we'll have a better feel of that once they get through this next 10 days," said Donovan. 

Ball's injury occurred on January 14th, and the original prognosis following surgery was for a 6-to-8 week recovery. We're well past that now, so the team, and Bulls' fans, are naturally concerned. 

The 24-year-old had been averaging 13.0 points, 5.4 rebounds and 5.1 assists before the injury. He signed a 4-year, $85M contract with the Bulls last summer.

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