Lakers news: Lonzo Ball says knee surgery was last option

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The second-year point guard voiced during a recent episode of “Ball in the Family” getting the operation was a last resort.

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Shortly following the completion of his rookie campaign, Los Angeles Lakers point guard Lonzo Ball made the decision to undergo arthroscopic surgery on his left knee.

During a recent episode of the Facebook series “Ball in the Family,” Ball voiced that undergoing the operation was a choice that he felt was a last resort with the situation. (h/t Lonzo Wire’s Christian Rivas).

“I got hurt a couple of times during the season, and then after the season I decided to get a shot and try to take care of it that way,” Ball said. “That didn’t work, so the last option is surgery.”

Through the first few weeks of the offseason, Ball had decided to get his knee drained in hopes that would help better the situation as he worked out a month after that without any issues. However, things had continued to persist with his knee that forced him to get the surgery in order to correct the problem. 

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Bob Garcia IV

Staff Writer at Sports Out West
Bob Garcia IV is a sports journalist from Southern California. He's currently the Los Angeles Lakers beat writer for Sports Out West. He is also currently covering the NBA and NFL for ClutchPoints. 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, @BGarciaivsports.


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