Pelicans Issue Interesting New Zion Williamson Injury Update
The Pelicans issued an interesting new Zion Williamson injury update this week.
Williamson, the number one overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft, has not played in a single regular season game for New Orleans.
With nearly half the season officially in then books, many have openly wondered when we can expect the former Duke star back.
As it turns out, fans may not have to wait much longer.
According to Will Guillory of The Athletic, Williamson finally participated in a full practice this week. This was the first time that the 19-year-old has been able to do that since having his surgery.
Gentry Zion Williamson was able to go through a full practice today. First time since his surgery.
— Will Guillory (@WillGuillory) January 2, 2020
After a stellar preseason campaign that got folks excited about the Pelicans, Williamson made the surprising announcement that he was going to have surgery to repair his meniscus. His expected healing time was supposed to be six-to-weight weeks – an estimate that has since been exceeded.
Nevertheless, it appears Williamson is finally back on track. Although head coach Alvin Gentry has refused to offer an official date for his young star’s regular season debut, it feels like it will happen sooner rather than later.
When asked if knew when he was coming back, Williamson did not offer a concrete answer.
“It’ll probably be one of those moments, like when it came to my college decision, I’ll (wake) up and I’ll know,” he said.
New Orleans has gone 11-23 so far this season, so getting Williamson back will be a huge boost.
Even though the team currently sits at No. 14 in the Western Conference, technically the Pelicans are only four games behind the San Antonio Spurs for the eight seed.