Zion Williamson Continuing To Make Progress

The New Orleans Pelicans have given Zion Williamson permission to begin partaking in one-on-one drills. This is a big development for the star power forward, as it surely means that he is another step closer to finally returning.

Williamson has not been able to play a single game of the 2021-22 regular season. The 21-year-old sustained a fractured right foot during the offseason and is currently still recovering.

The team also announced that Williamson is set to have more evaluations on his foot before they determine when he will be allowed to participate in practices with the full team. The Pelicans are surely hoping this can be soon, but they also know they can't rush him back from this serious of an injury.

There's no denying that the Pelicans are missing Williamson immensely on the court, though. At this said time, they currently sport a 2-13 record and are in 14th place in the Western Conference. Without Williamson, it is very hard for them to remain competitive, as he is their best player. 

Once Williamson is fully healthy, he will be looking to build off his spectacular second season with the team. In 61 games last season, he averaged 27.0 PPG, 7.2 rebounds and 3.7 assists. He also appeared in his first All-Star Game, too.

Here's to hoping Williamson will be back in games soon. The NBA is far more entertaining when he's around.

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