"Bulls guard Lonzo Ball is expected out of training camp

and doubtful for the start of the regular season due to pain

and discomfort following meniscus surgery on his left knee in January,

"sources told ESPN on Friday. "While a source reiterated

that Ball's knee is structurally strong after undergoing

arthroscopic surgery on January 28, he continued to experience pain

while attempting basketball activities during his summer rehab in Los Angeles."

The NBA world was deeply disappointed to hear the latest news about Ball.

Ball played only 35 games during the 2021–22 regular season, his first with the Bulls.

He missed the second half of the year with a meniscus tear in his left knee.