Recent reports have surfaced to suggest that Lakers point guard Lonzo Ball suffered a torn meniscus injury toward the end of the 2017-18 NBA season. So far, Los Angeles believes the injury isn't of major concern and that their young star will be ready for the upcoming season's start. That looks to be good news for Lakers fans, as the team prepares for the possible arrival of King James to the roster.

Lonzo's injury situation

ESPN's Ohm Youngmisuk reported on Saturday (June 30) that sources (via Yahoo Sports) say Ball suffered a torn meniscus in his left knee.

However, it's believed this is a minor injury and won't result in the point guard missing significant time that extends into the 2018-19 NBA season.

The injury was originally labeled as a left knee contusion and had Ball sidelined for the last eight games of the season. During the month after the LA Lakers season had ended, Ball had a platelet-rich plasma (PRP) shot as well as staying off the knee. Those particular treatments seem to have helped, based on what sources are saying.

When Ball talked to ESPN during June, he said his left knee "feels good now." The young point guard said he'd made a return to Basketball-related activities after he'd stayed off the knee.

While staying off his knee, he was working out in the gym to add muscle. Ball also reviewed game film with Lakers president of operations, Magic Johnson, as well as the GM Rob Pelinka.

Ball ready for Lakers' season, Lebron?

In his rookie season, Lonzo Ball ended up missing 30 games due to various injuries. Those included a sprained MCL and the left knee contusion injury.

However, when he was available and on the court for the Los Angeles Lakers, he showed flashes of potential to become a top playmaker in the future.

Ball was a regular contender for triple-doubles on the NBA stat sheet with averages of 10.2 points, 7.2 assists, and 6.9 rebounds a game. His shooting numbers left a bit to be desired, though.

Lonzo Ball's health will obviously be a concern heading into the L.A. Lakers' next season. However, it could be overshadowed just a bit by a potential free agent signing. NBA free agent LeBron James has been linked to the team as his choice for next season. And that's all contingent on Ball staying with the Lakers.

If LeBron is joining the Lakers, he'll be hoping to have a healthy roster of talented players around him. That includes Lonzo Ball, who could certainly benefit from being mentored by one of the greatest players in the history of the sport. So far, it seems as if at least sources believe this Lonzo Ball injury to be minor. However, more reports may emerge telling a different story. For now, the Lakers fans will be anticipating some good news involving LeBron James.