Zion Williamson Expected To Be Out Longer Than Initial Timeline: Report
Written by B87FM on December 4, 2019
New Orleans Pelicans rookie Zion Williamson nonetheless has not appeared in a sport this season and it’s now being reported that his return will “undoubtedly” come after the 6-Eight week timetable initially projected. In keeping with Kristen Ledlow, Zion “turned a nook” in his restoration this week, however the Pelicans are in no rush to drive him again onto the court docket.
ESPN’s Andrew Lopez studies that the previous Duke Blue Satan not too long ago began performing some on-court work, together with gentle walkthroughs with the group and spot taking pictures. Head coach Alvin Gentry advised reporters on Monday that they’re going to be “overly cautious” with their No. 1 general decide.
Williamson, who averaged 23.three factors and 6.5 rebounds per sport through the preseason, underwent surgical procedure to restore the meniscus in his proper knee roughly six weeks in the past. In his lone season with the Blue Devils, Zion was awarded the AP Participant of the 12 months in a landslide after posting 22.6 factors, 8.9 rebounds, 2.1 steals and 1.Eight blocks per sport.
The Pelicans are simply 6-15 this season as they’ve handled a number of accidents within the wildly aggressive Western Convention. We’re all hoping Williamson shall be able to go for the group’s Christmas Day sport in Denver, nevertheless it seems like we might not see the 19-year outdated phenom on the court docket once more till 2020.