The Charlotte Hornets announced that guard LaMelo Ball will miss the remainder of the season to rehab his right ankle injury. Ball has been out since January 26 with right ankle tendinopathy.

This is the second straight season Ball has missed considerable time due to right ankle injuries. Last year, Ball's season ended in late-February after he fractured his right ankle.

Overall, the All-Star guard has appeared in only 58 games over the last two seasons. Ball also missed considerable time in his rookie year due to a fractured wrist.

Next season will be the first year of the five-year, projected $204.5 million rookie scale extension Ball signed last summer. The Hornets star point guard will make 25% of the cap on that lucrative extension, which is fully guaranteed with no options.