Lakers guard Lonzo Ball to undergo left knee surgery Tuesday

first_imgLonzo Ball will undergo arthroscopic surgery on his left knee Tuesday, the Lakers announced in a two-paragraph news release Friday. The Lakers said they would provide an update on the procedure and his anticipated recovery time after surgery is performed.Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka didn’t wish to discuss Ball’s knee issues in detail during a news conference Wednesday at the team’s El Segundo headquarters, citing a medical privacy law. He did say he expected Ball to be 100 percent by the time training camp begins in September.“I know he’s evaluating with his management team a number of things,” Pelinka said. “The good news is all the things they’re evaluating as his options have him 100 percent ready for training camp. We’re just excited to know he’s going to be 100 percent available for training camp.”Ball, a 20-year-old point guard, combined a platelet-rich plasma injection with a month-long layoff in an attempt to mend torn meniscus suffered near the end of his rookie season. He sat out the final eight games of the 2017-18 after hurting his knee in the Lakers’ game March 28 against the Dallas Mavericks. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersSign up for Home Turf and get exclusive stories every SoCal sports fan must read, sent daily. Subscribe here.Overall, Ball sat out 30 games last season because of knee and shoulder injuries. He averaged 10.2 points on 36 percent shoot, plus 6.9 rebounds and 72 assists in 34.2 minutes. He started all but two games after the Lakers made him the second overall pick in the 2017 draft.Related Articles Morning Wrap: Full coverage from Lakers-Clippers thriller; Angels, Dodgers going in different directions; Whicker pays tribute to legendary Mike Gillespie VIDEO: Watch Kyle Kuzma’s game winner and what he said about it VIDEO: LeBron James and Doc Rivers respond to Donald Trump calling NBA kneeling protests “disgraceful” center_img Lakers on verge of sealing home court advantage, what does it mean in the NBA bubble? Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Jubilation, anguish as race for NBA’s Western 8th seed gets as close as ever last_img read more