Pelicans’ Zion Williamson Out 4-6 Weeks After Foot Injection for Fracture Injury

New Orleans Pelicans announced on Thursday that forward Zion Williamson is going to be out for at least one more month as he recovers from a foot injury.

Williamson received an injection into the fracture site on his right foot to promote bone healing and will undergo further imaging testing in 4 to 6 weeks to determine what will be next. The team has decided to reduce the volume and intensity of his training for an extended period of time to help allow for further bone healing.

The Pelicans drafted Zion with the No. 1 pick in 2019, Zion Williamson has played 2 seasons for the Pelicans. He has averaged 25.7 points, 7.0 rebounds and 3.2 assists in 85 regular-season games, missing a total of 59 games throughout his career. Injuries have plagued his career with his first season debut being delayed due to health concerns, and playing a total of 24 games for the 2019-20 NBA season.

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The future looks worrisome for the Pelicans as their franchise cornerstone has shown potential to live up to the expectations, but health concerns remain.

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