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LaMelo Ball’s season is over after ankle operation

Former NBA Draft overall third pick LaMelo Ball’s season has been cut short after he broke his ankle this week.

CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA - FEBRUARY 25: LaMelo Ball #1 of the Charlotte Hornets brings the ball up court in the first quarter during their game against the Miami Heat at Spectrum Center on February 25, 2023 in Charlotte, North Carolina. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.   Jacob Kupferman/Getty Images/AFP (Photo by Jacob Kupferman / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP)

Charlotte Hornets point guard LaMelo Ball will sit out the rest of the NBA season after undergoing surgery on a fractured right ankle. Ball suffered the injury during the Hornets’ 117-106 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Monday. The 21-year-old went down awkwardly with the ball during the third quarter. Charlotte revealed Ball has undergone a successful operation and further updates will be provided on his recovery.

The third overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft, Ball averaged 23.3 points, 6.4 rebounds, 8.4 assists and 1.3 steals in the 36 games he played this season. He became the fourth-youngest All-Star in NBA history when he featured in the 2021-22 showpiece.

Ball was named the NBA Rookie of the Year for the 2020-21 season, having averaged 15.7 points, 5.9 rebounds, 6.1 assists and 1.6 steals.


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