FantasySP / NBA / Lonzo Ball FantasySP / NBA / Lonzo Ball Copyright 2019 5435691 <![CDATA[Expected return date pushed back]]> Ball's (ankle) recovery could extend beyond his original 4-to-6 week timeline, Tania Ganguli of the Los Angeles Times reports.

Ball is apparently dealing with a bone bruise on top of his Grade 3 left ankle sprain, which the Lakers believe could push back his scheduled return date. The second-year point guard has already surpassed the shorter end of his return timetable -- he suffered the injury Jan. 19 -- and given his limited progress up until this point, it wouldn't be surprising to see him sidelined beyond six weeks. In the meantime, Brandon Ingram and Rajon Rondo should continue to split the majority of minutes at point guard in Ball's absence.

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<![CDATA[Source: Bone bruise could slow Lonzo's return]]> Lonzo Ball has a bone bruise in his left ankle that could keep him out past the six weeks the Lakers initially said he would miss.]]> 5435540 Fri, 22 Feb 2019 20:54:02 EDT <![CDATA[Lonzo Ball (ankle) has been dealing with a bone bruise in his]]> Lonzo Ball (ankle) has been dealing with a bone bruise in his sprained left ankle it could extend his recovery past six weeks.

He had a fully torn ligament in his ankle and needed crutches for a week, and then had to wear a boot with this brutal injury. According to the report, Ball began running on an underwater treadmill two weeks ago and last week he began work on an antigravity treadmill, but was limited because of the bone bruise. It sounds like he might be out until the middle of March, which should mean more minutes for Brandon Ingram and Reggie Bullock.

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<![CDATA[Lonzo Ball (ankle) is still not practicing after the All-Star]]> Lonzo Ball (ankle) is still not practicing after the All-Star break.

He's at five weeks in his 4-6 week timeline, and it sounds like he's not going to be able to return within that timetable. Reggie Bullock should get minutes in the low 30s as a possible 3-point specialist while Rajon Rondo should continue to anchor the second unit.

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<![CDATA[No on-court activity]]> Ball has resumed running on an anti-gravity treadmill but has yet to progress to any on-court work since spraining his left ankle Jan. 19 in Houston, Bill Oram of The Athletic reports.

At the time he suffered the injury, Ball was projected to require 4-to-6 weeks to recover. The short end of that timetable has now arrived, but Ball's limited progress to date suggests six weeks -- if not longer -- may now be a more realistic target date for the point guard's return. Expect the team to provide another update on Ball's condition when the Lakers reconvene after the All-Star break. Rajon Rondo had assumed most of the responsibilities of initiating the offense when Ball was first sidelined, but the veteran has since slipped to a lower-minute backup role over the past two games while Brandon Ingram has stepped in as the new starting point guard.

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<![CDATA[Lonzo Ball (ankle) still has not been able to go through any]]> Lonzo Ball (ankle) still has not been able to go through any on-court work.

He's currently at the four-week mark of what was initially a 4-6 week timetable, but with him still being confined to running on an anti-gravity treadmill, we wouldn't expect to see him soon. His status will officially be updated after the All-Star break, but with little progress and Rajon Rondo healthy, he's not the best stash in most formats.

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