Zion Williamson’s injured foot is getting better
broken right foot Zion Williamson The New Orleans Pelicans said in a statement Wednesday afternoon that signs of “improving bone healing.”
The team added that while Williamson will gradually progress to weight training and basketball activities, he will remain out indefinitely.
Williamson has not played this season due to a fifth metatarsal fracture in his right foot.
After there was some optimism that Williamson might be ready for the start of the season, the bones did not heal in the way the team or Williamson had hoped for all year.
Previously, Williamson was allowed contact and individual drills on November 16 and full basketball work activities and 4 on 4 on November 26. However, on December 2, Williamson’s painful foot forced the Pelicans to score everything again.
On December 16, Williamson received an injection into his foot to help facilitate bone healing and has been off the rehab team in Portland since January 6.
The Pelicans initially started 3-16 while trying to get ahead without Williamson, but they’ve gone 22-20 since then and are currently 10th in the Western Conference standings, just two games behind the Los Angeles Lakers. place. . They are tied with the Blazers for 10th and are 1.5 games ahead of Tottenham.
Williamson played only 24 games in the junior season before playing 61 of his 72 potential games last season when he averaged 27 points and 7.2 rebounds while shooting 61.1% from the ground.