Hornets’ LaMelo Ball could potentially return to play again this season

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Charlotte Hornets rookie LaMelo Ball on Tuesday reportedly underwent surgery on his fractured right wrist and will be re-evaluated in approximately four weeks, according to Shams Charania.

Ball suffered the injury on Saturday after taking a hard fall to the court versus the Los Angeles Clippers. He was able to remain in the game following the injury but would eventually leave again in the second half and not return after getting his wrist taped up.

The initial expectation was that Ball would miss the remainder of the season, but, with the latest report, the Hornets have kept the door open for a potential return later this year. The Hornets’ regular-season schedule runs through May 16 so it is possible Ball can play again.

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Ball, through 41 games played, is averaging 15.9 points, 6.1 assists, 5.9 rebounds and 1.3 steals with the Hornets. The team had just recently moved Ball into the starting lineup prior to the injury on a full-time basis given his strong start to the season.

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