Sport Lonzo Ball injury update: Lakers rookie to return after All-Star break

22:50  14 february  2018
22:50  14 february  2018 Source:

Lonzo Ball injury update: Lakers take cautious approach on MCL sprain

  Lonzo Ball injury update: Lakers take cautious approach on MCL sprain The rookie guard experienced soreness after some rigorous rehab work last week, so the Lakers have slowed things down.The team is erring on the side of caution, the Los Angeles Times reported, after the rookie experienced soreness in the knee following some rigorous rehab work last week while traveling with the team on its five-game, 11-day road trip.

Lonzo Ball still has some work to do. While the Lakers rookie is showing signs of improvement with his left knee injury , a return date has yet to be determined. Ball , who is dealing with a minor MCL sprain suffered on Jan.

Ball (knee) expects to return right after break . NEW ORLEANS -- Rookie Lonzo Ball says he will return from a sprained left MCL injury next Friday against Dallas in the Los Angeles Lakers ' first game back from the All - Star break .

Lonzo Ball is nearing his return.

The Lakers rookie will miss his 14th straight game Wednesday against the Pelicans but "definitely" expects to return from his left knee injury next Friday against the Mavericks in Los Angeles' first game back from the All-Star break.

Ball, who will sit out the All-Star weekend's Rising Stars game scheduled for Feb. 16, said he could play if his team were in the playoffs but instead will take the time to ensure he makes a full recovery rather than aggravate the injury further and risk missing more time.

a man holding a basketball: Los Angeles Lakers star Lonzo Ball © Getty Images Los Angeles Lakers star Lonzo Ball

"I didn't think it was going to be this serious, to be honest. ... There was never a timeline for it. It was kind of just a thing that came up. I thought it was going to be dealt with quicker, but obviously my body didn't react to it that well. I should be back hopefully soon," Ball said last week. "It's pretty tough. This is the most games I've ever missed in my whole life. ... Just doing what I can to be a good teammate and support them."

Ball, 20, is averaging 10.2 points, 7.1 assists and 7.1 rebounds in 36 games this season.

Three takeaways from Lonzo Ball’s Lakers return after six-week layoff .
The rookie's return in Friday's 124-102 win over the Mavs was his first game action since spraining his left MCL on Jan. 13.It marked the rookie's first action since he injured the medial collateral ligament in his left knee Jan. 13.


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