Foot injury to keep New Orleans Pelicans star Zion Williamson sidelined for start of season
METAIRIE, La. --New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson will miss the start of the regular season because of a right foot injury that required offseason surgery, Pelicans vice president of basketball operations David Griffin said on Thursday.
Williamson received scans on Wednesday, and after reviewing the scans with Dr. Richard Ferkel and Pelicans team doctor Dr. Scott Montgomery, Griffin said the doctors were "very encouraged" by the healing of the bone.
However, there was no "fixed timeline" given on Williamson's return-to-play status. Griffin said Williamson will get more scans in two to 2½ weeks and the team will go from there.
"It's everyone's goal that Zion return to play as soon as safely possible," Griffin said. "Obviously, two to 2½ weeks from now means he will not be …
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