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BREAKING: Lonzo Ball Has Torn Meniscus

Lonzo Ball has been diagnosed with a small tear in his left meniscus. The news comes as a major blow to an already-depleted Bulls roster.
Chicago Bulls guard Lonzo Ball looks down the court

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Chicago Bulls guard Lonzo Ball has a small tear in his left meniscus, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic. Ball and the team are currently evaluating treatment options.

Ball has missed the past two games for the Bulls. The first game he missed was Chicago's loss to the Celtics on Saturday. He was ruled out of that game due to "knee soreness." We now know the source of that knee pain.

K.C. Johnson of NBC Sports Chicago asked head coach Billy Donovan if surgery was on the table. Donovan responded, "We haven't gotten to that point right now."

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But on Thursday morning, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports Ball and the Bulls are considering an arthroscopic surgery that would keep the guard out for 4-6 weeks.

It is also important to note Ball had arthroscopic surgery performed on the same knee in July 2018 to address a similar tear.

Sources say there is hope Ball can play through the injury, but if he can't, Chicago would likely be without him for a month-plus.

The news comes as a major blow given the Chicago Bulls are currently without Zach LaVine, Derrick Jones Jr., and Javonte Green all due to injuries.