Hornets rookie LaMelo Ball has damaged wrist

LaMelo Ball of the Charlotte Hornets  (Picture by Harry How / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Pictures through AFP)

LOS ANGELES  – Charlotte’s standout rookie guard LaMelo Ball has a damaged proper wrist and will likely be sidelined indefinitely, the Hornets stated Sunday.

The NBA workforce stated an MRI scan revealed a damaged bone in Ball’s wrist, a day after he was injured within the Hornets’ loss to the Los Angeles Clippers.

Ball was harm within the second quarter when he broke his fall along with his hand after being fouled.

After having his wrist taped at halftime, Ball returned to the sport within the second half however was clearly favoring the wrist and ultimately departed within the fourth quarter.

“Ball, who will likely be additional evaluated, will likely be listed as out indefinitely and extra updates will likely be offered when accessible,” the Hornets stated in a press release.

The youngest of three basketball-playing brothers, 19-year-old Ball was chosen third total within the 2020 draft by Charlotte after eschewing the normal collegiate path to the NBA and as an alternative taking part in professionally in Lithuania and Australia.

He’s averaging 15.9 factors, 5.9 rebounds, 6.1 assists and 1.59 steals in 41 video games this season.

He earned back-to-back Japanese Convention Rookie of the Month awards in January and February.


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