Chicago Bulls point guard Lonzo Ball will miss the team’s training camp and may not start the season due to pain from meniscus surgery in his left knee.
Throughout the summer, Bulls executives remained vague when asked about the 24-year-old’s condition and potential return date. Ball received the opinion of several specialists to determine the reason for his discomfort.
« His rehabilitation is going well, but not at the desired speed, » said team vice-president Arturas Karnisovas. The important thing is that he is getting better and better.
Prior to his injury, Ball stood out and seemed to be the spark plug for the Bulls on their stellar start to the season, averaging 13 points, 5.4 rebounds and 5.1 assists per game.
With Ball in the lineup, the team went 27-13, while without their leading point guard, they went 19-23.