LaMelo Ball still with ankle injury, bad luck continues in Charlotte

More bad news in North Carolina. Sure enough, luck has been bugging the Hornets: Between trouble with the law, off-field drama and serial injuries, the Hornets are off to a complicated start to the season. The last kata date tonight with LaMelo Ball who is injured ankle…

If the Hornets didn’t promise big ambitions before the start of the season, they certainly didn’t expect such a blow. started from LaMelo Ball suffered a severe ankle sprain that forced him to miss the first 13 regular season games, If Terry Rozier was quickly replaced by young son Ball, the scrawny Terry quickly found himself constrained and forced to join his partner… in the hospital. Also T-Ro, who was suffering from an ankle injury, gave way to … Dennis Smith Jr.

since ? Rozier has recovered and is now in top form, but Lamelo hasn’t had the same fate. Last Saturday against the Heat, the young star from North Carolina didn’t shine. Awkward to shoot, the ball needed a while to get back up and running: in two games, the big guard posted 5/24 from distance. After two trips to Florida, Miami and then Orlando, the Hornets returned to Charlotte yesterday to welcome the Pacers. And what was the joy of the fans of the Hornets that their leader returned to color and flourished 100% on the ground… But this joy was short-lived: a minute and a half from the end, even though Indiana just On the Hornets relegating Charlotte to nine points, LaMelo threw himself in to save the ball and this is the play:

The point guard’s ankle was twisted, and the Hornets’ public relations account was quick to attribute the sprained left ankle to Lonzo’s younger brother. The same left ankle that caused him to miss the first three weeks regularly, Lamelo was the most furious in this match, which he would leave with 26 points, 6 assists and 2 interceptions, all on 10/17 shooting and 5/8 from long range. We’re still waiting to learn more about the severity of the injury, and specifically to speculate on Lamelo’s potential return date. Steve Clifford is also awaiting news from his producer:

“I hope it is not serious. We will not have the results until Thursday.”

ROY 2021 was coming off a stellar sophomore season though, both from a statistical standpoint (averaging 20.1 points, 6.7 rebounds and 7.6 assists, and almost 39% success behind the arc) as compared to the level of highlights: impossible pass, impossible finish , two meters behind the 3-pointer line, and even some big dunks. Selected for the All-Star Game, LaMelo LaFrance (yes, that’s actually his middle name) led the Hornets to their first positive record since the 2015-16 fiscal year. This year is definitely going to be pretty complicated for Michael Jordan’s protégés.

The Hornets’ season certainly hasn’t been a long calm river. Cascading injuries and the defeat of Shoaib, we would quickly put him in the column of favorites to welcome Victor Vembanayama at this pace.

Text source: The Sporting News

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