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 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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