Chicago Bulls point guard Lonzo Ball will undergo a third knee surgery that could keep him out for most or all of the 2023-24 NBA season. The lingering knee issue has already caused Ball to miss part of the 2021-22 NBA season and all of the 2022-23 NBA season. The Bulls, Ball, and different doctors were unclear why the point guard was still experiencing knee pain for most of the season. While the hope was to avoid a third surgery, it has become unavoidable if he hopes to remove the pain and one day return to the court.
The sides are optimistic of the procedure reviving Ball’s career. ??
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) March 16, 2023
If Lonzo Ball misses all of next season he will have been out of basketball for more than 30 months. A promising young career that is being hampered by a nagging knee injury. Despite that both he and the Bulls are confident that this third surgery will fix the problem. The hope after that is that they will be able to restart his career. It may have to wait for the 2024-25 NBA season though.
In his career with the Los Angeles Lakers, New Orleans Pelicans, and Chicago Bulls, Lonzo Ball has averaged 11.9 points, 5.7 rebounds, 6.2 assists, and 1.6 steals per game. He has paired those numbers with a field goal percentage of 40 percent and a three-point percentage of 36.4 percent. We here at Def Pen Sports wish Ball the best in his recovery and hopeful return to the court.