On Sept. 27, New Orleans Pelicans executive vice president of basketball operations David Griffin said during the team’s press day session that star forward Zion Williamson had undergone surgery to repair a broken foot. who suffered early in the offseason, but that should be good to go for the start of the regular season next week.
Fans will have to wait a bit longer for Williamson to make his debut in 2021-22.
For him Pelicans website, Griffin confirmed Thursday that Williamson will be out of the game for at least two and a half weeks while he works to recover from this latest problem.
“Zion underwent imaging (Wednesday) on his right foot,” Griffin explained. “(The doctors) who reviewed those images were very encouraged by the evidence of healing there. They are very optimistic that he will recover from this, and they have authorized him to continue his progression. The next step for him now will be to run and into the individual work court. ”
Griffin added that “there is no set schedule” for when Williamson returns to the lineup.
“As you progress your progression back to the game, the medics will use additional imaging that will take place two to two and a half weeks from now, as guides and benchmarks for next steps,” continued Griffin. . “Everyone’s goal is for Zion to play again as soon as possible.”
The positive update from Griffin is that Williamson has not suffered any further setbacks in his recovery.
According to ESPN In statistics, Williamson led New Orleans for the 2020-21 campaign with 27.0 points per game and a player efficiency rating of 27.17.