The Chicago Bulls have been one of the surprise teams in the NBA this season, jumping from out of the playoff picture last season to the top seed in the Eastern Conference halfway through this year.

However, it appears that the Bulls could miss one of their biggest pieces for some significant time going forward. According to NBA insider Shams Charania, Bulls point guard Lonzo Ball has been diagnosed with a small meniscus tear in his left knee.

Ball has a few options going forward with treatment on this injury. Ball is evaluating his options, which are either to play through the injury and monitor his progress or have arthroscopic surgery on his knee.

Should he choose to have the surgery, Ball would be expected to miss anywhere from 4-6 weeks.

Here are some reactions around the NBA world regarding Ball’s injury.

Ball has been out for the last three games for the Bulls with what was initially thought to be just a bone bruise, but now we know that the injury diagnosis is more severe than that.

NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski has said that Ball and the Chicago Bulls will make a decision later this week on whether or not to have surgery.

This is a big blow to the Bulls if Ball is going to miss significant time down the stretch of this NBA season. Ball has been averaging 13 points per game this season with over 5 assists and rebounds on the year as well.

UPDATE: The Bulls have announced that Ball will undergo arthroscopic surgery on his left knee and is expected to return in six to eight weeks.

 

[ESPN.com]

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