Lonzo Ball has gone through some serious injury issues over the last year and some change. Firstly, Ball was hit with the injury bug back in January of 2022. He hurt his knee and needed to get surgery. Unfortunately, the surgery didn't help much as Ball was still in pain. Even at the start of the season, Lonzo had not shown signs of improvement. Consequently, he went out and got himself a second surgery. However, even that hasn't helped. Ball is still in pain, and he cannot run or jump.
This has shocked doctors, and it has subsequently led to quite a few consultations across the country. On Thursday, it was revealed that Ball will actually get a third surgery. In fact, this will be a cartilage transplant, which is a pretty rare procedure. Needless to say, doctors just want to get to the bottom of all of this. Luckily, Ball and the Bulls or confident that this procedure will finally solve all of his issues.
Lonzo Ball Speaks
"This has been a frustrating process, but I'm confident these next steps are the best path forward," Ball said. "The support of my family, friends, fans and medical staff throughout my recovery is what keeps me moving forward. I can't wait to get back to what I love doing most - playing basketball." Unfortunately, it should be noted that Ball will have to miss a whole other season of basketball. He will likely have to return for the 2024-25 season.
Overall, it is a very unfortunate situation for all involved, especially Lonzo. We just hope that he is able to get his body right, as he deserves to have an opportunity in the league. It's been tough to watch, and we're sure Bulls fans have been going through it. Let us know what you think of Ball's comments, down below. Additionally, stay tuned to HNHH for more news and updates from around the sports world.