Lakers guard Lonzo Ball has torn meniscus in left knee

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Lonzo Ball 'expected to be ready for Lakers training camp

Lonzo Ball has been diagnosed with a torn meniscus in his left knee.

Ball had a platelet-rich plasma (PRP) shot in his left knee during the offseason, according to a report from ESPN. He missed a total of 30 games due to a sprained medial collateral ligament and a bruised knee, as well as a sprained shoulder.

Granted, we don't know if the injury was suffered from doing something else, but it's reasonable to deduce it was the result of the knee contusion that kept him out for so long.

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Ball has had film sessions with president of basketball operations Magic Johnson and has been working out at the Lakers' facility this summer. The Lakers have reportedly been willing to include their young players in trade discussions for Spurs All-Star Kawhi Leonard, but San Antonio apparently isn't interested in Ball. The 20-year-old is expected to be ready for next season, though.

A variety of injuries limited Ball to 52 games as he averaged 10.2 points, 6.9 rebounds, 7.2 assists and 1.7 steals per game and was an All-Rookie Second Team pick.

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