LaMelo Ball’ Injury status of the Hornets

LaMelo Ball (born August 22, 2001) is an American professional basketball player for the National Basketball Association’s Charlotte Hornets (NBA). The Hornets selected him with the third overall pick in the 2020 NBA draft.

The Hornets’ LaMelo Ball’s latest injury status

LaMelo Ball' Injury status of the Hornets
(Source: Wikipedia)

Injury: Ankle

Injury status: Out for the season

UPDATE (Mar. 03): 

The Hornets announced LaMelo Ball underwent successful surgery Wednesday to address a fractured right ankle. He has been ruled out for the remainder of the season and will begin a lengthy rehab process for the ankle.

UPDATE (Feb. 25): 

On Saturday, LaMelo Ball will suit up for the Hornets against the Heat.

UPDATE (Feb. 10):

In Wednesday’s 118-104 loss to the Wizards, LaMelo Ball played 36 minutes and contributed 16 points (6-16 FG, 4-7 3Pt), six rebounds, and four assists.

Ball was on fire from long range, making four of his seven three-point attempts. His 16 points were his fewest since he scored 15 against Chicago on January 26. He shot just 2-for-9 from the field in the paint.

After notching multiple steals in each of his previous four games, Ball was held without a single steal in Wednesday’s game.

UPDATE (Feb. 08):

On Wednesday, LaMelo Ball will suit up for the Hornets against the Wizards.

UPDATE (Feb. 05):

On Friday’s 118-112 loss to the Pistons, Ball had contributed 23 points (7-23 FG, 4-13 3Pt, 5-5 FT), eight rebounds, eight assists, and five steals in 40 minutes.

While Ball’s usual statistical explosion remains unchanged, his shooting woes have persisted. He had a 38.5 percent field goal percentage over his previous 10 games.

The fact that he has returned to full health after missing three games at the end of January and will have upcoming matchups against the Magic and Wizards in which to rediscover his form is crucial.

UPDATE (Feb. 03):

After recording a triple-double in Tuesday night’s loss in Milwaukee, LaMelo Ball tacked on 19 points, eight rebounds, and six assists before being ejected with 1:21 to play. After LaVine blocked his layup, he became irate and received two technical fouls for protesting the referee’s decision, costing him a late-game ejection.

UPDATE (Feb. 02):

On Tuesday, despite playing all 40 minutes, Ball finished with 27 points (10-26 FG, 3-9 3Pt, 4-6 FT), 10 rebounds, 11 assists, three blocks, and three steals in the Hornets’ 124-115 loss to the Bucks.

In the defeat, Ball recorded his eighth career triple-double and added six steals and blocks for good measure. Ball, despite having suffered multiple ankle injuries, has seen his scoring numbers improve as of late.

His effectiveness is still being refined, especially over the past two months when he has shot less than 35% from the field. His career stats indicate a leveling off is imminent, provided he maintains his current level of health.