Still embarrassed, Lonzo Ball could miss the start of the season…
The situation around the condition of Lonzo Ball’s left knee is starting to become extremely worrying.
As a reminder, the leader of Chicago suffered a tear in his meniscus in mid-January, then underwent surgery at the end of the same month. The duration of his absence was then estimated at between six to eight weeks. Except that nothing went as planned thereafter, and the point guard simply did not play again for the season, due to a too laborious convalescence.
Almost seven months later, the problem would still be the same! It is ESPN who shares this information, explaining that it would now be almost certain that Lonzo Ball will be absent from the Bulls’ training camp at the end of the month. As for his presence on the Heat floor on October 19, for Chicago’s first game of the 2022/23 season, we shouldn’t count on that too much either…
The logical continuation, ultimately, of what club GM Marc Eversley said on this subject last June, when he admitted that his player’s recovery was particularly slow.
ESPN adds that the second pick of the 2017 Draft is reportedly experiencing persistent pain in his knee, despite being structurally sound after surgery in January seven months ago. A finding that is far from reassuring…
Installed in Los Angeles during the summer to continue his rehabilitation, “Zo” will be back in Chicago during the course of next week, to carry out a battery of tests and evaluations with the medical staff of the Bulls. We will probably know more at this time, regarding his return to competition.