Walton said the team doctors think Lonzo Ball is going to be OK after taking a knee to the back of his knee on a back screen. He’s going to get a precautionary MRI tomorrow “Just to be safe.”— Mike Trudell (@LakersReporter) March 29, 2018
Ball missed 15 games at the beginning of the year with a left knee injury that was later diagnosed as an MCL sprain. However, Ball said he was not hit in the same area and doesn’t expect he’ll miss too much time, if any at all.
Lonzo Ball: “I think it’s just a bruise to the back of my knee and I should be OK.” Said he’s had it before, like a “dead leg,” and thinks he’ll be fine. MRI just precautionary.— Mike Trudell (@LakersReporter) March 29, 2018
Ball said the knock wasn’t in the same spot as where he sprained the knee. He is not worried about it. “It’s pretty much a bruise.”— Mike Trudell (@LakersReporter) March 29, 2018
Ball left the game with 8 points, 4 rebounds and a team-high 5 assists. Despite not having Ball in crunch time, the Lakers walked away with a 103-93 win on Wednesday.
The Lakers will take on the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday at home. We’ll find out early Thursday morning whether or not Ball will be available for the contest.