Lakers News: Lonzo Ball To Undergo MRI After Suffering Knee Contusion

Los Angeles Lakers point guard Lonzo Ball will have a precautionary MRI on his left knee after failing to complete the game against the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday night.

Ball bumped knees with Dirk Nowitzki and started to hobble in the third quarter before he exited the game to the bench with his knee wrapped up. It is notably the same knee that suffered a sprained MCL, which saw the 20-year-old miss 15 games for the Lakers at the start of the year.

Despite his absence, the Lakers were able to win 103-93 at the Staples Center with Ball leaving the game with 8 points from 3-of-7 shooting, 4 rebounds and 5 assists in the 24 minutes that he featured in. The rookie is averaging 10.2 points, 7.3 assists and 7 rebounds per game this regular season.

Lonzo Ball Lonzo Ball exited the game on Wednesday night with a left knee contusion. Pictured: Dec 12, 2017; New York, NY, USA; Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball (2) reacts against the New York Knicks during the second half at Madison Square Garden. Photo: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

The problem was later diagnosed as a knee contusion but according to Lakers sideline reporter Mike Trudell, the injury seems minor and Ball will have a precautionary MRI on Thursday “just to be safe.”

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