Hornets: Ball’s wrist healed, OK to resume activity

Star rookie guard LaMelo Ball has been cleared to resume individual basketball activity after a CT scan on his fractured right wrist showed that it has healed, the Charlotte Hornets said Monday.

According to the team, Ball had further evaluation on the wrist by Dr. Michelle Carlson of The Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City on Monday.

While the Hornets did not say when Ball will be able to return to game action, a source told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski that there’s optimism he could be ready to return to the lineup in 7-10 days.

Ball suffered the injury on a fall in a March 20 loss to the LA Clippers.

The third overall pick in the 2020 NBA draft, Ball has averaged 15.9 points, 6.1 assists and 5.9 rebounds this season.

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