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Lonzo Ball Injured(LAL)

Lonzo Ball (LAL)

Lonzo Ball (knee) has been medically cleared to return to full basketball activity, but the Lakers are still expected to keep him out of 5-on-5 drills to start training camp, Mike Bresnahan of Spectrum SportsNet reports.

Lonzo Ball (knee) won't be ready for 5-on-5 scrimmages when training camp opens for the Lakers next week, Mike Bresnahan of Spectrum SportsNet reports.

In an interview with ESPN Los Angeles Lakers GM Rob Pelinka noted that Lonzo Ball (knee) focused on improving his body over the summer. "He hasn't been able to play five-on-five basketball because he had to have a scope on his knee," Pelinka said. "But just the way he stayed dedicated to reshaping his body and making sure that if he's playing against a really strong point guard like a Russell Westbrook, who's gonna come at him with his aggressive nature and give him a bump. Lonzo will be able to take it or even bump him back. You'll see that in his physique."

The surgery Lonzo Ball underwent on his left knee in July involved a partial removal of his meniscus, Christian Rivas of USA Today reports.