Lonzo Ball had an MRI that confirmed a low grade (mild) calf strain).
— Mark Medina (@MarkG_Medina) July 19, 2017
The injury occurred during the semifinal game in the Summer League tournament against the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday night. Ball is expected to allow 1-2 weeks for the injury to heal fully before continuing offseason workouts and training.
The 19-year-old is coming off a highly successful stint in the Las Vegas Summer League helping guide the Lakers to the championship game. Ball averaged 16.3 points, 9.3 assists, 7.7 rebounds, and 2.5 steals per game that helped him become the first player in team history to earn the Summer League MVP award.
This included notching a pair of triple-doubles and a 36-point performance while setting the Summer League record for most assists per game. The injury shouldn’t affect Ball beyond the next couple of weeks and should be ready in time when training camp begins in September.
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