Lonzo Ball discussed his upcoming knee surgery on media day, saying that he still can't run or jump without feeling pain.
"There was a point where we would warm up and stuff, and I would go through certain days and it would be fine. Then whenever I got to real basketball activities, I just couldn't do it ... this will be my third surgery, so this time around I really don't want to rush anything," said Ball.
With the surgery set to take place on Wednesday, Ball is currently scheduled to be reevaluated in 4-6 weeks. There is currently no timetable on his return.
Ball added that while he was going to remain patient in letting his knee heal, he did not think he would miss the upcoming season.
"That's not in my mind right now, but that would be the worst-case scenario. I'm at a point now where I know I can't get back out there until I'm comfortable playing and can actually play. So whenever that day comes, that's when I'll have the jersey back on."