Lonzo Ball Has Surgery; To Be Out "Months"

The good news is that Lonzo Ball's third knee surgery was successful. We think. But the bad news, according to NBA Insider Shams Charania, is that he'll be out "at least a few months." Another brutal blow for Lonzo and the Chicago Bulls. But hey, doctors are "confident" that he'll "return this season." 

Charania says "there is confidence in Bulls guard Lonzo Ball's ability to return this season" and that doctors "believed" they addressed the issue that's been giving Ball pain in his knee not only during basketball activities but even in his everyday normal life activities. 

It's sort of a promising outlook, without really being too promising. 

Charania added later today that the Bulls are looking at hopefully having Lonzo back for the second half of the season—that would be around January/February. 

Ball met with the media earlier this week and had an ominous update in discussing the ongoing pain in his previously surgically repaired knee—the injury originally occurred in January. 

Now the rehab process can re-commence. 

Ball signed a 4-year, $80M contract with the Bulls before last season, and in his 35 games, averaged 13 points, 5.1 assists and 5.4 rebounds, while shooting 42.3% from 3-point range.

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