According to multiple reports, Chicago Bulls guard Lonzo Ball will undergo his third knee surgery of the past 14 months and is expected to be sidelined for the majority of the 2023-24 NBA season. It’s also possible he misses the entire year. He’s already been ruled out for the duration of 2022-23. Ball has not played since Jan. 14, 2022.
“The sides are optimistic of the procedure reviving Ball’s career,” The Athletic’s Shams Charania tweeted.
Chicago Bulls guard Lonzo Ball will undergo a third surgery on his left knee that is expected to cost him most, if not all, of the 2023-24 season, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) March 16, 2023
The sides are optimistic of the procedure reviving Ball's career.
ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported that “there are concerns about Ball’s ability to resume his career and hopes that this surgery — which could cost Ball another full season away — will give him a pathway to play again.”
There are concerns about Ball’s ability to resume his career and hopes that this surgery — which could cost Ball another full season away — will give him a pathway to play again, sources said. ESPN reported last week that Ball was weighing procedure. https://t.co/vjTLR8MBHq— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) March 16, 2023
In 33 games a season ago, the 25-year-old guard averaged 13.0 points, 5.4 rebounds, 5.1 assists and 1.8 steals. He also shot 42.3 percent beyond the arc on more seven attempts per night. Chicago was 27-13 and first in the East before he missed the rest of the year.