Sport Charlotte Hornets rookie LaMelo Ball cleared to return to basketball activity

04:05  20 april  2021
04:05  20 april  2021 Source:   sportingnews.com

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When LaMelo Ball might play again this season is yet to be determined. The Charlotte Hornets announced that guard LaMelo Ball underwent further evaluation on his right wrist Monday by Dr. Michelle Carlson of The Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. Ball ’s cast was removed and a CT scan confirmed the wrist has healed and he has been cleared to return to individual basketball activity . Ball won three consecutive Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month Awards to open the season in January, February and March.

Hornets guard LaMelo Ball has been cleared to resume basketball activities after undergoing wrist surgery, the team announced Monday. Ball could return to Charlotte 's lineup in just over a week, per ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski . The Hornets ' rookie suffered a fractured right wrist in a loss against the Clippers Ball will return to Charlotte 's lineup as the Hornets battle for a playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. The Hornets enter Monday night sitting No. 8 in the East at 28–28, currently slated to face the Pacers in the play-in tournament. Charlotte is seeking its first playoff appearance since 2016.

LaMelo Ball looks set to return to action soon, after being cleared to return to individual basketball activity, the team announced today.

Ball, who suffered a fractured right wrist on March 20 against the LA Clippers underwent further evaluation today, confirming the wrist has healed, with ESPN'S Adrian Wojnarowski reporting that 'there’s optimism that LaMelo Ball could be ready to return to the lineup in 7-10 days.'

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The No. 3 overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft was the frontrunner for Rookie of the Year prior to being injured, winning three consecutive Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month Awards (January, February, March).

Through 41 games, Ball is averaging 15.9 points, 5.9 rebounds, 6.1 assists and 1.59 steals per game.

The 19-year-old's return to the floor will provide a big boost for the Hornets' playoff hopes, currently sitting in the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference at 28-28, just 2.0 games back of the New York Knicks for the sixth seed.

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