Perhaps, after almost 2 years, we are on the right track: Lonzo Ball, absent from the fields since January 2022, no longer feels pain in his knee when he runs and can therefore continue the rehabilitation process to return to play. The point guard of the Chicago Bulls underwent multiple knee surgeries, but has so far failed to resolve the problems that prevented him from taking the court. The situation has gone on for so long, with no visible improvement, that in recent months there had even been talk of possible retirement for Ball, who is only recently turned 26.
Coach Billy Donovan, before the game against Indiana last night, stated: “Lonzo has shown progress, I think the pain that was holding him back so far has been eliminated.”. Ball was thus able to return to running, the first step toward a return to the field that will presumably need a few more months.
In his last season played, 2021-22, Lonzo Ball was maintaining 13.0 points and 5.4 assists on average Before his first surgery.