Lonzo Ball says knee injury is keeping him from running, jumping

The Chicago Bulls guard spoke on Tuesday about his upcoming surgery and the pain he's continuing to deal with in his knee.

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LONZO BALL: Yeah, literally, like I can't-- I really can't run. So I can't run or jump. So there's like a range from like 30 to 60 degrees when my knee is bent that I have, like, no force, and I can't catch myself. So until I can do those things, you know, I can't play.

So I did rehab, and it was getting better. But it was not to a point where I could get out there and actually go out there and run at full speed or jump. So it's every day. Even when I'm going upstairs and stuff, you know, it's still painful. So, like I said, this is definitely something I've never dealt with.

Even the doctors are a little surprised about it a little bit, but we're all working together to figure this thing out. It's definitely a unique situation. But I mean, the doctors and the Bulls and myself-- and we're all trying to figure out what it is. And like I said, we all came to the conclusion that it's time for surgery.