Lonzo Ball said Thursday he remains "at a standstill" in his recovery from a torn meniscus in his left knee.

Ball will meet with a knee specialist next week to determine the next step in his recovery.

Ball had arthroscopic surgery on his knee in January and the team released an initial recovery timeline of six to eight weeks. But his knee never responded properly to the team's attempts to ramp up his basketball activity in the middle of March before he was shut down in early April.

"We kind of let it calm down for the last two weeks, I was going at it pretty hard trying to get back as fast as possible," Ball said at his exit interview at the team's practice facility on Thursday. "But like I said, at a standstill. I still have pain. Gotta get that figured out this summer for sure."

Ball could potentially undergo a follow-up surgery.

"Hopefully not," he said. "I wouldn't want to have another one. But if that's what it takes, then I pretty much have no choice at this point."

Ball signed a four-year, $85 million deal with the Bulls during the 2021 offseason.