Bulls point guard Lonzo Ball underwent surgery on his left knee Wednesday and is likely to return to the lineup this season, per Shams Charania of The Athletic.
That said, it might be at least a couple months before Ball returns.
Still, doctors seem to believe they have successfully addressed the issue plaguing him since he suffered a torn meniscus in January, Charania noted.
“”I really can’t run. I can’t run or jump,” Ball said prior to the surgery, via ClutchPoints. “There’s like a range from like 30 to 60 degrees when my knee is bent that I have like no force, and I can’t catch myself.”
Ball, 24, was averaging 13.0 points, 5.4 rebounds and 5.1 assists prior to the injury, appearing in 35 games in his first season with Chicago.
The Bulls acquired Ball before the season in a sign-and-trade deal with the Pelicans. They are the third team for the former No. 2 overall draft pick. He is entering the second year of a four-year deal worth about $85 million.
Chicago was eliminated from the first of the playoffs by the defending champion Bucks, in five games.
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