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Lonzo Ball To Miss Time Due To Knee Procedure

The Blazers face the Bulls in his absence.

NBA: Chicago Bulls at Portland Trail Blazers Jaime Valdez-USA TODAY Sports

Lonzo Ball of the Chicago Bulls is expected to miss time due to a arthroscopic knee procedure, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. Ball will be out for four to six weeks, which means that he will miss facing the Portland Trail Blazers on January 30th.

Chicago Bulls guard Lonzo Ball has opted to have arthroscopic surgery on his left knee and is expected to miss six to eight weeks, the team announced Thursday.

Ball is expected to travel to California in the coming days to have the arthroscopic procedure to repair a meniscus tear, a source told ESPN.

The team had originally diagnosed Ball with a bone bruise, but when he wasn’t responding to treatment, he was reevaluated.

Ball has missed the past three games with what the Bulls initially deemed was a bone bruise. The team had already ruled him out for its upcoming three-game road trip because his knee was not recovering well from the initial treatment.

In July 2018, Ball had a previous procedure on the same knee for a meniscus tear, according to Woj.