Former UCLA Bruins star and current Los Angeles Lakers point guard Lonzo Ball is back on the court after missing a month of training.
Ball had a platelet-rich plasma shot to treat and strengthen his left knee, per ESPN’s Ohm Youngmisuk. Ball resumed basketball-related activities last week.
The UCLA product stayed off the court for a month to let the knee recover from the shot. Ball missed the final eight games of his rookie season because a left knee contusion.
“I just got back [on the court],” Ball said, per ESPN. “But I have been lifting weights. Nothing stopped me from doing that. I just got back on the court though, but everything is feeling good.”
Ball averaged 10.2 points, 7.2 assists, 6.9 rebounds and 1.7 steals in his rookie season. It is concerning that he is having knee problems in his first year in the league, but at least the feeling is that it’s a minor issue.