If there was talk of a certain progress in Lonzo Ball’s recovery two weeks ago, it seems that it is still not significant. As assured by his coach, Billy Donovan, his condition prevents him from being optimistic about his ability to play again, despite the fact that more than a year has passed since the last time he did so, and certain Visually from his statements it seems that it may take a very long time.
«He has progressed, but I can tell you myself that he is not even close to being ready to play. It’s just not,” commented the coach. «Right now he’s not able to walk normally. The day I can not only do it, but do it consistently and be able to do it again the next day , then we can start to have some optimism.”
The last match played by Ball began on January 14, 2022, when a tough test began that took down the Bulls, who had not been as bright in that earlier phase of the year. His great perimeter defense, his ability to organize the game and his outside shooting were some of the keys to the spectacular performance of the Illinois men in those weeks, but it seems that Donovan has accepted that those qualities will remain without him at his disposal. . sufficient time.
During the month of December, Wojnarowski hinted at the possibility that Lonzo might not play a single game this season, and while it seemed like a particularly pessimistic prediction at the time, it is not far-fetched at this point. It seems One can only hope that, when the point guard rotates, he is in a position to return to 100% and jerk-free performance.
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