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Lonzo Ball injury update: Lakers guard has a low-grade calf strain

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Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball underwent an MRI on Tuesday that revealed that he’s dealing with a low-grade calf strain, according to Mark Medina of the LA Daily News

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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Bob Garcia IV

Bob Garcia IV is a sports journalist from Southern California. He's currently the Los Angeles Lakers beat writer for Sports Out West. He was previously the beat writer for LA Rams Report for Scout.com, which is a website dedicated to covering the Rams. Lastly, he was a reporter for the award-winning newspaper, The Daily Sundial, at California State University, Northridge. You can follow him on Twitter, @BGarcia90.
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