Hornets announce LaMelo Ball suffered fractured right ankle vs. Pistons

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Written by DEPKES.ORG March 2023

The Charlotte Hornets announced that star point guard LaMelo Ball suffered a fractured right ankle against the Detroit Pistons on Monday night. 

1.  The injury without didn’t make any contact with a Pistons player. 

The injury was an odd one, as Ball was handling his dribble on the perimeter and didn’t make any contact with a Pistons player. 

2. He fell once play stopped

He fell awkwardly to the hardwood and immediately grabbed his ankle once play stopped. The Hornets were quick to test Ball and found a fracture.

3. A rough season for Charlotte

It’s been a rough season for Charlotte with a 20-43 record on the year, though they have won five straight games after their 117-106 win over Detroit. 

4  Ends 2023 season

Now, Ball’s fracture likely ends his 2023 season.

5. Charlotte will elevate Dennis Smith Jr

With Ball missing future games to recover, Charlotte may elevate Dennis Smith Jr. to the starting linup. Terry Rozier could also move to point guard, with Kelly Oubre Jr. playing the two-guard in the starting five as well.