The New Orleans Pelicans will be without star forward Zion Williamson for at least three weeks due to a hamstring strain. Injuries have slowed him down so far in his career, but luckily for him and the team, this will not keep him sidelined for a long period of time. Williamson was injured late in the third quarter in the team’s 120-111 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday night. New Orleans will re-evaluate Williamson in three weeks and hope to have him return healthy at that time. They will not rush him back to the court.
New Orleans Pelicans star Zion Williamson is expected to miss multiple weeks with a hamstring strain, sources tell ESPN. Williamson underwent an MRI today.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) January 3, 2023
This season with the New Orleans Pelicans, Zion Williamson is averaging 26.0 points, 7.0 rebounds, 4.6 assists, and 1.1 steals per game. He paired those numbers with a field goal percentage of 60.8 percent and a three-point percentage of 36.8 percent. The team is unquestionably better with Williamson in the lineup but has proved capable of winning games without him in the past two seasons. With an overall record of 23-14, the Pelicans are currently sitting at third in the Western Conference. They are one game behind the one seed and 6.5 games ahead of missing the NBA Playoffs. We here at Def Pen Sports wish Williamson a quick recovery and return to the basketball court.