Lonzo Ball‘s NBA career is reportedly hanging by a thread — the Chicago Bulls star is having a third surgery performed on his knee in a 14-month span … but there’s hope the procedure will pave the way for his eventual return to the court.
The news just went public minutes ago … with ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski saying there is concern Ball — who hasn’t played since January 2022 due to his injury — may not fully recover from the ailment … which would impact his ability to play at the highest level.
The report states the surgery could keep 25-year-old Ball out for at least another year … but after weighing his options for several days, the guard elected to go under the knife again to try and fix the issue once and for all.
Lonzo was the second overall pick to the Los Angeles Lakers in 2017 … and has since played for the New Orleans Pelicans and Bulls.
Chicago has struggled without Ball this season … going 31-37 through 68 games.
Here’s hoping the surgery goes well and Ball can get back out there.