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Lonzo Ball injury update: Bulls guard to undergo surgery on left knee, to be re-evaluated in 4-6 weeks

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Chicago Bulls announced On Wednesday afternoon, this defender Lonzo Ball will undergo knee surgery on September 28 and will be re-examined in 4-6 weeks. This comes after Ball was considered “doubtful” be ready for the start of the regular season as he struggled with constant knee pain last season due to a torn meniscus.

Ball tore his meniscus in January and missed the remainder of the season due to several rehab setbacks. As he continued to rehab during the off-season, these setbacks continued to occur as he tried to step up basketball activities, pushing back his return date even further.

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It’s a big blow for the Bulls, and an even tougher one for Ball, whose NBA career has been plagued by injuries. In his five years in the league, he has averaged about 50 games per season, and the latest news suggests that he will be capped again for the upcoming season.

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When Ball was healthy last season with the Bulls, he was a key player in Chicago to get such a hot start. His playmaking and three-point shooting, combined with a tough defense, propelled the Bulls to first place in the Eastern Conference two months into the season. However, once he lost, Chicago’s solid defense faltered, and although Ayo Dosunmu and Alex Caruso struggled to replace Ball, the Bulls were unable to regain their early-season success and lost in the first round of the playoffs. Milwaukee Bucks.

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With Ball expected to be sidelined at the start of the season, the Bulls will have to turn to the likes of Dosunma, Caruso and newcomer Goran Dragic as the lead guard until he can return. Some of the good news is that the Bulls are set to open training camp on September 27, with preseason starting right after that, giving Chicago some time to build chemistry with whoever starts instead of Ball.



Source: www.cbssports.com

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