The Chicago Bulls have surprised several fans with their performance thus far this season. Unfortunately, the Bulls have hit an unexpected speed bump heading into the 2022 NBA All-Star Weekend in Cleveland, Ohio.
NBA insiders Adam Wojnarowski and Shams Charania have both reported that Lonzo Ball has been diagnosed with a small meniscus tear. As a result, he has elected to undergo surgery to remedy the injury. Wojnarowski reports that Ball will miss anywhere between four to six weeks while Charania has reported that he will mis somewhere between six to eight weeks.
Prior to his injury, Ball was enjoying one of the best years in his career. Through 35 games, he averaged 13 points, 5.4 rebounds, 5.1 assists and nearly two steals per game. To top it all off, he’s also shooting a career-best 42.3% from the field and 42.3% from beyond the arc.
In Ball’s absence, the Bulls will go on a three-game road trip before returning home to play the Toronto Raptors on January 26, 2022.