Lonzo Ball’s health status has been the topic of the Bulls’ failures all season long as they battle to get into the play-in tournament. According to Joe Cowley, Lonzo has suffered nerve damage on his surgically repaired knee. After nearly 14 months since his injury, Ball still isn’t able to run pain-free.
Recent updates on Javonte Green also do not seem promising after his knee surgery in January. Originally, Green was expected to be out for a few weeks, but it looks like Green is still experiencing pain and could likely be shut down for the remainder of the year, similar to Lonzo Ball from last season.
Chicago Bulls Medical Staff Should Be Responsible
The word ‘discomfort’ has given Bulls fans nightmares for the past 14 months. The last two times a player has had knee surgery under this current medical staff, their timetable was pushed back due to ‘discomfort’ in their knee. It could be a simple coincidence, or it could be something more serious.
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Javonte Green will be an unrestricted free agent this summer, and his absence has been a critical reason for the Bulls’ struggle in 2023. His presence on the floor is similar to Alex Caruso’s impact. Although it may not show on the box score every night, his hustle and defensive energy give the Bulls a fighting chance every night.