Lonzo Ball in the blur
It is an understatement to say that the Bulls were not spoiled for this second part of the season in terms of injuries, between Alex Caruso, Zach LaVine who played on one leg and the Lonzo Ball case, still not resolved to this day.
Victim of a tear in the meniscus of the left knee on January 14, the leader underwent an arthroscopy and his absence was initially estimated between six and eight weeks. Except that he was never able to resume, with physical repercussions which finally pushed him to forfeit for the end of the season.
And the situation has not really evolved positively since.
“We kind of let the knee cool down for the last two weeks, when I had been going all out with the goal of coming back as quickly as possible. But like I said, I’m at a standstill. I still hurt. I have to sort it out this summer, that’s for sure. »he said during his end-of-season interview.
A frustrating end to the season
It’s hard for LaMelo Ball’s big brother to hide his frustration and uncertainty about what’s next.
» It is very frustrating. This year, I feel like we had a lot of promise. And we had a lot of goals that I think weren’t met, mainly because of a lot of health issues. We cannot change the past. I think everything happens for a reason. For me, it’s now about moving forward and getting ready for next year. »
The former Lakers and Pelicans player also recalled that he had already suffered the same injury during his rookie season, which had already required surgery in July 2018.
“It’s the same tear, it’s the second time I’ve had it. Obviously, something needs to be settled this summer. I will work the legs a lot more than the upper body. I will work with the medical staff and the coaches in charge of the force to see what I need to do to be healthy ”he added, specifying that he hoped not to go back to the billiards, except in the event of a last resort.
The next step for him is going to be an appointment with a knee specialist sometime next week to establish a new fitness schedule, hopefully this can be met and he can return. 100% to prepare for the coming season.