How long will Zion Williamson be out? Injury timeline, return date, latest updates on Pelicans star
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The Pelicans will start the 2021-22 season without Zion Williamson.
On Thursday, Pelicans executive vice president of basketball operations David Griffin announced that Williamson will be reevaluated in a couple of weeks and that he “does not have a set schedule” for his return. Williamson is coming off a foot injury suffered during the offseason.
David Griffin says that Zion Williamson said surgeons reviewed the scans and that he is cleared for the next step.
“There is no fixed timeline” for getting back into the action of the game. The next scans will be 2 to 2.5 weeks.
Zion will not be on the court for the first week of games.
– Andrew López (@_Andrew_Lopez) October 14, 2021
What’s next for Williamson? Here’s everything we know about his injury and the latest news on when he can return to the court.
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Timeline of Zion Williamson’s injury
It was revealed during the team’s press day that Williamson underwent surgery to repair a broken right foot during the offseason. Williamson is said to have suffered the injury before the start of the 2021 NBA Summer League.
The Pelicans were initially hopeful that his timeline would “get him back on the court in time for the regular season.”
According to ESPN’s Andrew Lopez, the Pelicans will be able to take the next step in Williamson’s recovery process when they rescan him in a couple of weeks.
When could Zion Williamson come back from injury?
The Pelicans open the 2021-22 regular season on October 20 at home against the 76ers. They will then take a three-game road trip before returning to New Orleans to play the Hawks on October 27. A two-week timeline puts Williamson in danger of missing those five games.
Following their confrontation with the Hawks, the Pelicans will face the Kings on October 29 and the Knicks on October 30.
|Wed Oct 20||against Philadelphia|
|Friday October 22||In Chicago|
|Saturday October 23||in Minnesota|
|Monday October 25||in Minnesota|
|Wed Oct 27||against Atlanta|
|Friday October 29||against Sacramento|
|Saturday October 30||against New York|
|Tue, November 2||in phoenix|
|Wed, Nov 3||in Sacramento|
|Friday, November 5||in golden state|
Zion Williamson’s injury history
Williamson, chosen number one in the 2019 NBA Draft, was limited to 24 games in his rookie season after he underwent surgery to repair it. a torn right lateral meniscus.
Williamson appeared in 61 of 72 possible games in his second season and won the first All-Star pick of his career with averages of 27.0 points, 7.2 rebounds and 3.7 assists per game. He missed the last seven games of the season with a broken left ring finger.
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