Medical Update: Lonzo Ball, who was injured in the second quarter last night, had an MRI today. Results of the MRI revealed a shoulder sprain in his left shoulder. Ball will be out for tomorrow’s game vs. Minnesota and will be reevaluated in one week.
— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) December 24, 2017
The Lakers said Ball will be evaluated in a week. The rookie point guard will therefore miss games against the Memphis Grizzlies (Dec. 27) and Los Angeles Clippers (Dec. 29). He’ll likely miss the Lakers’ New Year’s Eve matchup with the Houston Rockets as well.
The Lakers meet the Timberwolves again on New Year’s Day, and then host the Oklahoma City Thunder on Jan. 3.
Ball was injured in the second quarter at Staples Center on Saturday:
Lonzo Ball went back to the locker room with an apparent shoulder injury pic.twitter.com/yPfth5iX9X
— Def Pen Hoops (@DefPenHoops) December 24, 2017
— HoopInDetail (@HoopInDetail) December 24, 2017
He left the game, and the Lakers blew a second-half lead without him to lose 95-92.
The Lakers host the Timberwolves at 10:30 p.m. ET (TNT), the fifth of five NBA games on Christmas Day.