New Orleans Pelicans star forward Zion Williamson is expected to miss more time after re-aggravating his hamstring injury. President of basketball operations David Griffin told reporters that the star forward was ramping up to return to play when the injury was aggravated again. He will now miss multiple weeks and is not expected to return until after the All-Star Weekend break. Williamson will now go back to rehabbing his injury and the team is prepared to make sure he is healthy for their final stretch heading into the NBA Playoffs.
Breaking: Zion Williamson re-aggravated his hamstring injury, and he’s looking at missing multiple weeks. He will be re-evaluated after the All-Star break, per GM David Griffin. pic.twitter.com/GLiKwFSfGl
— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) February 12, 2023
David Griffin released the following statement about the setback and injury: “I think we’re looking at multiple weeks past the All-Star break that he’ll be back. What that looks like in terms of timeline, I really can’t tell you. Much as we have throughout this, we’ll continue to image him, and post-All-Star that will happen. It’s fair to say not terribly well because he was really diligent in his rehab and in the process. Unfortunately this is an injury that has a really high incidence of recurrence. It’s nothing he did wrong to bring this about. He was very diligent in the process and it just is what it is.”
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 pairs those numbers with a field goal percentage of 60.8 percent and a three-point percentage of 36.8 percent. This injury is a setback for both the forward and the team, but the main goal is his health to close the season and head further into his NBA career. We here at Def Pen Sports wish Williamson a quick recovery and return to the court.