NBA: Lonzo Ball to Undergo Knee Procedure, How Long Will He Be Out?

Lonzo Ball (photo from USA Today)

Lonzo Ball (photo from USA Today)

Los Angeles Lakers sophomore Lonzo Ball is set to undergo arthroscopic surgery on his left knee on Tuesday according to an official statement from the ballclub.

No further details were given and that an update would be provided following completion of the procedure.

Ball recently underwent testing to determine the extent of a meniscus injury.

He sprained a ligament in his left knee in January and near the end of the NBA season suffered a contusion in the same knee that saw him miss several games.

The question now is how long will Ball be out of action. Overall he has missed 30 games during his rookie year due to knee and shoulder injuries. In May he had a platelet-rich plasma injection in his left knee in a bid to speed healing in the damaged joint.

This is the latest from the Los Angeles Lakers camp after the huge acquisition of LeBron James. Other players signed by the Lakers include Lance Stephenson, Rajon Rondo and Svi Mykhailiuk.

The Lakers made Ball the second overall selection in the 2017 draft.

He took over the starting point guard role and last November became the youngest player in league history to post a triple-double — a record that the Philadelphia 76ers’ Markelle Fultz surpassed in April.