Lonzo Ball out four-to-six weeks with ankle injury

Dec 13, 2018; Houston, TX, USA; Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball (2) shoots the ball against Houston Rockets guard Gerald Green (14) during the third quarter at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports


Lonzo Ball will miss four-to-six weeks with a Grade three left ankle sprain, the team announced on Sunday.

The Lakers have been a team plagued with injuries all season long, with Rajon Rondo and LeBron James both missing extended periods of time. During the third quarter of the game against the Houston Rockets on Saturday night, another Laker went down with what appeared to be a bad injury. Lonzo Ball left the game after turning his left ankle on an offensive possession.

Ball was unable to put any weight on his left leg, suggesting that this injury might be more serious than anyone would like it to be.

According to the ABC broadcast, Ball was in a wheelchair on his way to get X-Rays.

This report was later confirmed by Bill Oram, who added that Ball had to be taken to a local hospital due to the X-Ray machine at the Toyota Center not working. The Lakers are calling the injury a sprained left ankle, but things certainly look worse for the second year point guard.

The x-rays for Lonzo Ball have come back negative for fractures.

We will update this post with more information as it becomes available to us.

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