Report: Lakers’ Lonzo Ball has torn meniscus, expected to be ready for training camp

Tag: 苏州 工作室 新茶

first_img How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersBall was sidelined for 15 games because of a sprained MCL in his left knee suffered during a Jan. 13 game against the Dallas Mavericks. He then sat out for the final eight games of the regular season after suffering a contusion in the left knee in a March 28 against the Mavericks.Ball, a 20-year-old who was the second overall pick out of UCLA last year, averaged 10.2 points, 6.9 rebounds and 7.2 assists in 34.2 minutes. He started all but two of his 52 games while helping the Lakers to 35 victories in 2017-18, their highest win total since 2012-13.The timing of the report is interesting considering the trade rumors swirling around the Lakers. With the team reportedly engaged with the San Antonio Spurs in an attempt to acquire disgruntled All-Star Kawhi Leonard, Friday’s news would seemingly make the Spurs hesitant if Ball was potentially part of a trade package.Related Articles Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions The Lakers would neither confirm nor deny a Yahoo Sports report Friday that point guard Lonzo Ball has torn meniscus in his left knee, but is expected to be sound by the start of training camp in the fall. The website cited an unnamed league source as saying Ball was diagnosed with the injury after the season.Coach Luke Walton said last week after the NBA draft that Ball was back on the court after sitting out for about a month after undergoing a platelet-rich plasma procedure in his knee. Ball was limited to only 52 games during his rookie season because of knee and shoulder injuries.“He’s back out there (and) his commitment has been there,” Walton said when asked for an update on Ball’s health. “He’s been in the gym every day. Some of it has been on the court, but he’s been in the weight room every day. That’s a big step for him.”Lakers guard Jason Hart said Friday he’s spoken to Ball recently, but they haven’t discussed his knee injury. “That’s not my place to say,” Hart said. Lakers officials also declined to comment, referring questions to his camp. Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed center_img Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs last_img read more