Less than 24 hours after returning to the initial line-up, Lonzo Ball suffered another injury that could keep him set aside for at least one match. Wednesday, the New Orleans pelicans announced that ball was listed as questionable for Wednesday night's game against the Minnesota Timberwolves with a hip bruise.
If Ball is not allowed to play, it will be the ninth game he has lost in 29 games this season. For his career, Ball has played only 61.9% of his games.
Ball struggled to be more of a substitute level player in his first 20 pelican games, posting a low-zero career VORP. For the context, a substitute level player has a VORP of -2.
Much of his struggles can be attributed to his fluctuating role, which can be traced to the annoying wounds he suffered during the season. Ball started the first eight games for the pelicans this season, but then lost seven of the next 10 games with additive tension. Since then, he started 5-4 of the game in which he was available.
There was optimism among the pelican fans and those of the NBA that a healthy summer is what Ball needed to have a youthful season out of the ordinary, but so far it has not been the case with the # 39; ex number 2 ever. I hope Ball can put together a series of healthy and, above all, productive games for New Orleans rather than later.