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Zion Williamson is the face of the Pelicans but nobody knows when we will be back in action for the upcoming 2021-22 season.
The young superstar suffered a foot fracture earlier in the offseason and will be re-evaluated in two weeks. However, there is “no fixed timeline” for his return, New Orleans Pelicans chief basketball executive David Griffin told reporters Thursday.
Williamson had surgery and, according to Griffin, his surgeons have reviewed his scans and cleared him for the next step in his rehabilitation, but he will not play for the Pelicans at least in their first week of games. New Orleans opens the season next Wednesday against the Philadelphia 76ers. Initially, the Pelicans had hoped Williamson would be ready for opening night but that’s not the case.
What’s really alarming is that Williamson has struggled with injuries throughout his career. In two seasons, he has played in only 85 of a possible 144 regular-season games with the Pelicans. So far, Williamson has been able to only show flashes for his unique athletic abilities and his body type creates a lot of questions about the type of career that the 20-years old forward can have.
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