Lonzo Ball returns to court after offseason procedure

In order to help rehabilitate his left knee injury, Los Angeles Lakers point guard Lonzo Ball underwent a platelet-rich plasma shot roughly a month ago. The goal was to strengthen and stabilize his knee.

The recovery included staying off the court for a month, and following an offseason lifting regimen, Ball said he has returned to basketball activities. The guard considered the injury minor, as he has not been required to get surgery.

According to ESPN, Ball says he is 100 percent healthy. The Lakers have emphasized their desire for Ball to get bigger and stronger, which will help him better utilize his lengthy frame.

I have been lifting weights. Nothing stopped me from doing that,” Ball told ESPN. “I just got back on the court though, but everything is feeling good."

Ball averaged 10.2 PPG, 7.2 APG, and 6.9 RPG in 52 appearances during his rookie season, which was hindered by knee problems. Ball did, however, use the time to showcase his court vision and defensive abilities, where he also averaged 1.7 steals per game.

Ball could receive additional help on the floor next season, as Magic Johnson and the Lakers front office has cleared salary cap space in an attempt to become a major player in free agency.

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