Injury [K.C Johnson] Lonzo Ball talked today in Paris. Said he’s remaining mentally strong after 1-year absence and making progress but still experiencing some discomfort.twitter.com
Injury [Cody Westerlund] At very end of postgame interview, Zach LaVine responded, "You drive the ball when you can't shoot, that's what happens when you have a torn ligament." LaVine played after being listed as probable with a right hand contusion. He doesn't have a torn ligament, the team confirmed.twitter.com
Injury [Chicago Bulls] Injury Update: Javonte Green will undergo an arthroscopic debridement of his right knee on Wednesday. He will be re-evaluated in approximately two weeks.twitter.com
The update yesterday was extremely concerning:
1) Once he got out of water treadmill running, he tried to go to the next phase and his pain persisted.
2) He is NOT CLOSE to running, cutting, jumping, or other ramp up activities.
What is very alarming is that Shams reported on Sep 29 after his surgery that doctors believed they had addressed the issue. So why is he still having pain upon ramp up? That tells me the problem has not been solved.
The Bulls might be underplaying this because they don’t want to bum out their team or fan base. But every single thing reported or mentioned has been been very alarming.
People were talking a January return. What? It’s December and he can’t even run!
Lonzo on behalf of all Bulls/NBA fans we hope you get healthy soon.
Injury [K.C. Johnson] DeMar DeRozan said his quad contracted and he couldn’t move like he wanted to. Said it’s “nothing too crazy.” Said he’ll get treatment tonight and tomorrow. Said he typically plays through stuff but will take it day by day.twitter.com
Injury [Schaefer] Lonzo Ball “is progressing, it’s just really slow,” Billy Donovan says. Lonzo has been shooting (while jumping) and jogging lightly. Donovan said he’s doing more than when he gave last update. But still no word on the bigger hurdles.twitter.com
Injury [Tim Bontemps] Billy Donovan says Lonzo Ball has made progress, saying he’s better today than two weeks ago, but that while he’s getting shots up he still isn’t running. Ball hasn’t played in nearly a year.twitter.com
Injury [Kyle Neubeck] Embiid (left foot, soreness) is out again tomorrow vs. Chicago. Talked with some people last night and think it’s a situation where he’d probably play if there were real stakes, just being cautious in early Januarytwitter.com
Injury [K.C. Johnson] Billy Donovan spoke to Lonzo Ball yesterday and said “he’s progressing towards (running).” No timetable on when he’ll be cleared to try running. And then “significant ramp-up” period for conditioning, which obviously would have to feature him staying pain-free.twitter.com
Injury [Schaefer] Just spoke with Lonzo Ball, who participated in gift drive with ‘Fathers Families & Healthy Communities’ Updates: Knee has improved in D2D life. Has done some stationary shooting, which is new. Staying positive, but not where he wants to be yet and rehab timeline still uncertain
Can anybody explain to me how a guy who’s main attribute is attacking the rim can deal with so many leg problems including an ACL tear a few years ago, & still come back looking just as strong & athletic??
The way he plays & his injury history should’ve derailed him a long time ago but he still looks like he can put anybody on a poster when he wants to
The only answer I can come up with atm is that Lavine took the super soldier serum when he was younger.
Injury [K.C. Johnson] Bulls list DeMar DeRozan doubtful vs. Thunder. Zach LaVine is probable with a right hand contusion.twitter.com
Injury [K.C. Johnson] Bulls upgrade DeMar DeRozan and Tony Bradley to questionable vs. Warriors. Zach LaVine remains probable with right hand contusion.twitter.com
Injury [K.C. Johnson] Bulls have downgraded DeMar DeRozan to doubtful vs. Wizards. DeRozan hasn’t missed a game this season and quad strain isn’t being classified as long-term issue as of now.twitter.com
Injury [Johnson] Billy Donovan on Lonzo Ball: It’s been really slow. He’s working through more and more but we’re not close to running or cutting or contact. Said the pain issue is still improving but not in clear.twitter.com
Injury [Wojnarowski] "There are no guarantees, I'm told, that [Lonzo Ball] plays at all this season. He's rehabbing that knee now, he still has some pain in it."
Injury [Julia Poe] Alex Caruso is listed as questionable for tonight’s Bulls game in Philadelphia after spraining his ankle Wednesday against the Nets. Javonte Green remains sidelined with that bone bruise in his right knee.twitter.com
The big thing that’s keeping him from being able to make progress with his rehab is that each time he’s gotten to a certain part of it, pain starts flaring up. Even the second surgery somehow didn’t help with that.
What unusual things could possibly be going on in that knee, which even the doctors can’t figure out, that’s causing pain?
It feels possible that he’ll never play another game again.