Lonzo Ball injures calf in win over the Mavericks
Lonzo Ball picked up another good game — and another injury. According to Los Angeles beat reporter Mike Trudell, the rookie point guard suffered a calf injury during the Lakers‘ 108-98 win over the Dallas Mavericks in the semifinals of the Summer League Sunday night.
Lonzo has calf tightness. He’s technically available to return. Don’t be surprised if LAL play it safe and keep him out. 78-61, 2:42 in 3rd.
— Mike Trudell (@LakersReporter) July 17, 2017
Before leaving the game for good, though, Ball had already made a significant mark on the contest by scoring 16 points to go with 10 assists, and four rebounds. This wasn’t the first time Ball got hurt in the Summer League, as a groin injury had forced him to sit a game during the tournament’s preliminaries.
After a thud of a performance in his first Summer League game, Ball has found his groove and is now averaging 16.4 points, 8.4 rebounds, and 9.2 assists so far in the competition.
The calf injury doesn’t look serious, however, and the fact that tomorrow’s game against the Portland Trail Blazers is devoid of the presence of De’Aaron Fox are good signs with regards to Ball’s availability in the finals.