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Lakers Injury News: Lonzo Ball undergoing MRI for sore knee, questionable vs. Grizzlies

Just when the Lakers looked like they were back on track.

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The Los Angeles Lakers’ positive vibes from their season-best four-game winning streak may quiet down in Memphis. Lonzo Ball informed the team he felt soreness in his left knee Sunday morning, and the Lakers decided it was best to run an MRI to get a closer look as a “precautionary measure,” it was announced early in the day.

Ball is officially listed as questionable for the Lakers’ game against the Memphis Grizzlies, with results still pending as of this writing.

Maybe it’s nothing, but there’s always a bit of anxiety when it comes to knee issues. It also doesn’t help that the Lakers just got over playing without Ball, which quickly devolved into their worst stretch of the season.

The Lakers have won four of their five games since Ball returned, with the second overall pick making a big impact across the box score. Lonzo’s averaging 11.2 points, 8.4 rebounds, 7 assists and 2.6 steals per game since coming back from his shoulder injury, and the Lakers look worlds better with the wheel back in his hands.

This appears to be a small bump in the road from where we’re standing now, but until the Lakers give the all-clear, it’s best to be cautiously optimistic. The training staff didn’t take any chances rushing him back from his (non-shooting) shoulder sprain, and it’s hard to imagine they’ll handle soreness in his knee any differently.

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