CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — X-rays on LaMelo Ball’s left ankle had been unfavourable, however the Charlotte Hornets All-Star level guard has already been dominated out of Friday night time’s sport in opposition to the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Coach Steve Clifford mentioned it’s too early to understand how a lot time Ball will miss after spraining the ankle for a second time in a 125-113 loss to the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday night time.
Ball first injured his ankle on Oct. 10 throughout a preseason sport in opposition to the Washington Wizards when he stepped on an opposing participant’s foot. That brought about him to overlook greater than a month of motion, together with the primary 13 video games of the common season.
Ball had returned to motion over the weekend and performed three video games earlier than rolling it once more when he stepped on a fan’s foot as he was trying to avoid wasting a ball from going out of bounds within the fourth quarter.
Ball grimaced in ache and instantly limped to the coaching room and didn’t return.
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