Lonzo Ball To Miss More Time Through Injury

Lonzo Ball’s battle to return from injury isn’t over just yet.

Ball will miss at least two more games with a sprained left MCL, the Lakers announced on Thursday.

The announcement means Ball will miss the team’s road games against Brooklyn on Friday and Oklahoma City on Sunday, with the possibility of returning against Phoenix at Staples Center on Tuesday.

Ball has already missed eight consecutive games since injuring his knee against Dallas on January 13.

Coach Luke Walton has said he will not rush Ball back and wants to see him practice first to how his knee responds.

“Today was our last real practice,” Walton said at Barclays Center on Thursday. “Saturday will be a [scheduled light] shootaround [practice]. He will not play before he practices, so he is out until at least we get home.”

The Lakers have previously stated Ball’s injury hinders his lateral movement.

This Saturday marks three weeks since he injured himself, with the typical timetable for the ailment one to three weeks, according to the team.

The Lakers are 4-4 without Ball on this current stretch and 4-10 without him overall this season.

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