Injury Update: Lonzo Ball to be Re-evaluated in 1 Week

Jan 19, 2019; Houston, TX, USA; Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball (2) dribbles the ball as Houston Rockets guard Eric Gordon (10) defends during the third quarter at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

While the Lakers are continuing their push towards the playoffs they will have to do so without their starting point guard for at least another week.

Lonzo Ball has been dealing with a grade 3 ankle sprain that he suffered on January 19th against the Houston Rockets and on top of that now has a bone bruise that has hampered his recovery.

According to reports, he has made progress towards a return but still needs time to recover from the multiple issues regarding his ankle.

On Tuesday, head coach Luke Walton said there was no timetable for Lonzo to return to the court so while the news of his re-evaluation is not the best outcome we are at least not completely in the dark on the 21-year-olds injury.

Since Ball went down the Lakers are 5-9 and he will miss at least the team’s next four games.

The team has slipped defensively since Ball’s injury and will need all the help they can get as they are on the outside looking in on the Western Conference playoff picture.


Author: Dillon Hiser


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