Lonzo Ball’s situation continues to get complicated. If at the beginning of September we knew that it was doubtful to start the season, now we can almost certify that he will not start the 2022-23 season with his teammates. As reported by Shams Charania of The Athletic, the point guard will undergo surgery on his left knee in the next few days, a joint that will not be evaluated again until four to six weeks have passed. Bearing in mind that there are just four weeks left before the start of the regular seasonSeeing him short at the Bulls’ premiere would be practically a miracle.
The truth is that at this point Chicago is not in a hurry, but it does need to find a solution. When he underwent surgery for the first time in January for what was defined as a small meniscus tear, it was estimated that his absence would be between six and eight weeks. In October it will be nine months without playing…
Without a doubt, the most important thing is the health of the player. At this point, in which he should be recovered but he continues to feel discomfort in his knee, the concern regarding his present and future in the NBA is more than justified. We are no longer talking about an injury that has become complicated, but about one that was going to keep him out for two months at most and that now, with the time count unchecked, forces him to go through the operating room again.
The Bulls need him. In the 35 games he was able to play last season he averaged 13 points, 5.4 rebounds, 5.1 assists and 1.8 steals. His contribution added up in attack and defense; so much so that he said goodbye to the floor leaving Chicago with a balance of 27-13 (the best in the Eastern Conference at that time). Hopefully this new operation bears fruit and can return as soon as possible.
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