The Chicago Bulls and Lonzo Ball have decided their course of action for the guard's knee injury. Ball will undergo arthroscopic surgery to report a meniscus tear in his left knee, the team announced.
His return timetable is 6-8 weeks. Prior to this decision, Ball missed the Bulls' last three games.
The fifth-year guard out of UCLA was an integral part of the Bulls' early success this season. In 35 games, Ball is averaging 13 PPG, 5.4 RPG, and 5.1 APG. He is shooting 42% from the field and three-point range. Furthermore, he was likely on his way to an NBA All-Defensive Team selection.
On Wednesday, it was announced that Lonzo Ball would undergo new treatment on his knee after the initial treatment wasn't working out. It didn't take long for the team to decide surgery was the best option to fix the small tear.
If all goes well with the surgery, the latest Ball would return is in mid-March based on the Bulls' timetable. He could return with about two weeks to a month left of play in the regular season before the Bulls make their first playoff appearance in four years.