Lonzo leaves game with left knee contusion

Lonzo leaves game with left knee contusion

Los Angeles Lakers point guard Lonzo Ball exited Wednesday’s game against the Dallas Mavericks in the third quarter after suffering a left knee contusion.

Ball suffered the injury after knocking knees with Dirk Nowitzki. Ball was able to walk to the bench where he had his knee wrapped up for a few minutes before being taken back to the locker room and ruled out for the rest of the game.

Ball will have an MRI on Thursday to determine the extent of the damage, which appears to be minor.

Mike Trudell


Walton said the team doctors think Lonzo Ball is going to be OK after taking a knee to the back of his knee on a back screen. He’s going to get a precautionary MRI tomorrow “Just to be safe.”

The left knee is the same one that Ball injured in January, when the rookie missed 15 games with a MCL sprain.

Ball finished with eight points on 3-of-7 shooting with five assists and four rebounds in 24 minutes. The Lakers won 103-93.