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Lakers' Lonzo Ball Out Another Week With Ankle Injury

Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball needs at least one more week to recover from his bone bruise and sprained ankle.

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    Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball needs at least one more week to recover from his bone bruise and sprained ankle.

    The Lakers' medical staff evaluated the point guard Thursday.

    Ball has missed 14 consecutive games since Jan. 19, when he sprained his left ankle in a collision with Houston's James Harden. The Lakers projected Ball would miss four to six weeks, and he will pass six weeks this weekend.

    The Lakers plan to re-evaluate Ball in one week, the team says. They are 5-9 in his absence.

    Ball is averaging 9.9 points, 5.4 assists and 5.3 rebounds while playing strong defense in his second NBA season.

    Rajon Rondo returned to the Lakers' starting lineup Wednesday in their 125-119 victory over New Orleans.

    Lakers' head coach Luke Walton announced at a morning shootaround on Friday, that Rondo would start later that night against the Milwaukee Bucks.

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