Lonzo Ball to undergo arthroscopic knee surgery on Tuesday

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Mar 26, 2018; Detroit, MI, USA; Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball (2) reacts during the second half against the Detroit Pistons at Little Caesars Arena. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Lonzo Ball’s rookie season was mostly a success but it was clouded in part due to injury concerns that saw him miss a total of 20 of the Lakers’ 82 games. Those injury issues have continued into the offseason as the guard deals with a meniscus injury in his left knee.

According to the Lakers, the point guard will undergo arthroscopic knee surgery on Tuesday to repair the issue. The team has declined to give any more details, instead saying that they will provide an update on Tuesday following the completion of the surgery.

Ball’s meniscus tear was leaked to the media earlier this summer, potentially as a way to keep him out of trade talks with the San Antonio Spurs. The Lakers were reportedly upset that the news was leaked.

It’s unclear if Ball and the organization have opted to repair the meniscus or remove it. Depending on the nature of the injury, the decision could have longterm effects on the point guard’s career.

The Lakers have insisted that Ball will be ready for training camp. No timetable for recovery has been given but most cases typically take about 6-12 weeks to heal and fully recover.

We will continue to provide updates as offered by the Lakers.

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