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#pounditThursday, August 11, 2022

Lonzo Ball to undergo MRI for knee injury

Lonzo Ball

Lonzo Ball is set to undergo an MRI on his knee Thursday.

Ball left Wednesday’s game against the Dallas Mavericks in the middle of the third quarter after injuring his knee. Ball seemed to get hurt when he was tangled with Dirk Nowitzki before contesting a shot attempt from Harrison Barnes.

The Los Angeles Lakers point guard exited with what was termed a left knee contusion and did not return. After the game, Lakers head coach Luke Walton said Ball would get an MRI.

Ball missed time in January and February with a knee injury, so this would understandably give the team some concern.

Prior to his exit, Ball had eight points, four rebounds and five assists in 24 minutes. For the season, Ball is averaging 10.2 points, 7.3 assists and 7 rebounds per game while shooting just 35.9 percent from the field.

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