Hornets' LaMelo Ball has fractured right wrist, out indefinitely
The Kia Rookie of the Year frontrunner is reportedly expected to miss the rest of the season, but continues seeking second opinions.
From NBA.com News Services
Charlotte point guard LaMelo Ball has suffered a fractured right wrist and is out indefinitely, the Hornets announced Sunday night.
Per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Ball is expected to miss the rest of the season, though he continues to seek second opinions.
Charlotte guard LaMelo Ball — rookie of the year frontrunner — is expected to miss the rest of the season with a fracture to his right wrist, source tells ESPN. He's seeking a second opinion to confirm the diagnosis.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) March 22, 2021
Ball was injured on a fall in the first half of the Hornets’ 125-98 loss to the Clippers on Saturday. The Kia Rookie of the Year frontrunner continued to play in the second half despite clearly struggling with discomfort in his right wrist.
Ball is in the midst of a breakout rookie season in which he is averaging 15.9 points, 5.9 rebounds, 6.1 assists while shooting 45.1% from the field. The Hornets are currently 8th in the Eastern Conference with a 20-21 record.