Lakers’ Ball to miss 4-6 weeks with sprained ankle

Agence France-Presse
Lakers’ Ball to miss 4-6 weeks with sprained ankle


The lanky guard adds to the injury woes of a team still awaiting the return of LeBron James from a groin injury

LOS ANGELES, USA – Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball is expected to miss 4 to 6 weeks with a sprained left ankle, the NBA team said Sunday, January 20. 

Ball was carried off the court by teammates Michael Beasley and Lance Stephenson on Saturday night in the 3rd quarter of the Lakers’ overtime loss to the Rockets in Houston.

He had turned his ankle in a collision with Houston’s James Ennis, falling to the court and holding his ankle before rising and trying limp off under his own steam.

The Lakers said in a statement Sunday that an MRI exam revealed a grade 3 sprain.

It was another injury blow for a team still awaiting superstar LeBron James’s return from a groin injury suffered on Christmas Day.

James, who has been sidelined for 13 games, has been cleared to return to practice next week.

The Lakers also hope to welcome back guard Rajon Rondo soon after he was cleared to resume full-contact workouts. Rondo required surgery on a right finger injury suffered in the Christmas victory over the Golden State Warriors. –


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