Pelicans' Zion Williamson Suffers Another Injury Set Back

It's been an unfortunate start to Zion Williamson's career and the bad news continues. The New Orleans Pelicans announced Williamson would be out longer than expected after suffering an injury set back this week.

According to ESPN's Andrew Lopez, Williamson's foot has been killing him and the soreness has become too much to handle. His return to NBA action will have to wait while the team tries to assess the latest discomfort.

Williamson did not practice on Thursday and now will see his workload decreased. The team, at the moment, is optimistic that their prized #1 pick from 2019 will be able to amp things back up the middle of next week.

Make no mistake about it, the word bust is starting to peek its ugly head into the conversation with Williamson as the expectations for his impact on the NBA was sky high but he's been too hurt to play. Some feel he needs to be in better game shape if he ever wants some sustainability.

Williamson was recently cleared to participate in full basketball activities, as he recovers from his fractured right foot. The surgery was back in late September, it seems like early December was an aggressive timeline. 

So far this season the Pelicans are 6-18 and won't be making the playoffs with Williamson in or out of the lineup. The budding superstar has been limited to 85 career NBA games to this point. When he does play, the Duke alum is a beast, averaging 25.7 points per game. Hopefully we all get to see to dress in a game in the very near future.

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