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There’s still no updated timetable for Lonzo Ball’s return

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When Los Angeles Lakers point guard Lonzo Ball sprained his ankle last month, he was supposed to be sidelined for four to six weeks. However, here we are, four weeks later, and we still have no idea when Ball is going to return.

According to Ryan Ward of ClutchPoints, there is still no timetable for Ball’s return, nor is there any information on whether or not he has even made any progress.

How there is not even any information on whether or not he has improved after all of this time is mind-boggling, and it doesn’t exactly inspire much confidence that he will be back any time soon.

In 47 games before the injury, Ball had been averaging 9.9 points, 5.4 assists, 5.3 rebounds and 1.5 steals over 30.3 minutes per game while shooting 40.6 percent from the floor, 32.9 percent from 3-point range and an abysmal 41.7 percent from the free-throw line.

Ball, who played his collegiate basketball at UCLA, was originally selected by the Lakers with the second overall pick of the 2017 NBA Draft.

That decision by Los Angeles hasn’t quite panned out yet.

Whether it’s Ball struggling to produce, not staying healthy or his father, LaVar Ball, causing controversy by ripping Luke Walton or LeBron James, Ball’s first two seasons in Tinseltown have been a roller-coaster ride.

The 21-year-old played in just 52 games during his rookie campaign as a result of a knee injury that would later require surgery, registering 10.2 points, 7.2 assists, 6.9 boards and 1.7 steals across 34.2 minutes a night while making 36 percent of his field goal attempts, 30.5 percent of his long-distance tries and 45.1 percent of his foul shots.