Bulls guard Lonzo Ball will endure an arthroscopic debridement of his left knee, the crew introduced.
The process is scheduled for Sept. 28 in Los Angeles, and Ball’s situation can be re-evaluated in 4 to 6 weeks. Debridement entails eradicating overseas objects or broken/lifeless tissue from a wound.
A report earlier this month indicated that Ball was more likely to miss coaching camp attributable to persistent ache within the knee, which was surgically repaired in January. He and the Bulls have determined to deal with the issue with a surgical process, although his prognosis ensures he’ll miss the beginning of the common season.
Ball’s knee points date again to a torn meniscus that restricted him to only 35 video games final season. He was initially projected to return a number of weeks after the surgical procedure, however a bone bruise disrupted his rehab course of.
ESPN just lately reported that Ball has visited “a number of specialists” in an try to determine what’s inflicting the discomfort in his knee and to discover attainable remedies. A supply instructed ESPN that the knee is “structurally sound,” however the ache hasn’t subsided after a summer season of relaxation and rehab.
Earlier than the damage, Ball performed an essential function in main the Bulls’ early-season cost. He averaged 13.0 factors, 5.4 rebounds and 5.1 assists whereas offering a robust defensive presence in Chicago’s backcourt.