Report: Bulls’ Lonzo Ball has meniscus tear in knee

Chicago Bulls point guard Lonzo Ball has a small meniscus tear in his left knee, The Athletic reported Thursday.

He is said to be evaluating treatment options and there is hope he can play through it, otherwise a minor surgical procedure would sideline him for several weeks.


Ball, 24, sat out his third consecutive game when the Bulls beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 117-104 on Wednesday night. His role was filled by a combination of rookie Ayo Dosunmu and Coby White. The Bulls also got Alex Caruso back in the lineup this week.

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Ball is averaging 13.0 points, 5.4 rebounds, 5.1 assists and 1.8 steals in 35 starts this season, his first with Chicago.

Drafted No. 2 overall by the Lakers in 2017, he has career averages of 11.9 points, 5.7 rebounds and 6.2 assists in 252 games (239 starts) with Los Angeles (2017-19), the New Orleans Pelicans (2019-21) and the Bulls.

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