Zion Williamson Receives Advanced Medical Injection In Foot

After six months trying to solve the broken foot issue, you'd think the New Orleans Pelicans have tried everything to get their franchise player Zion Williamson back to full health. Think again.

Zion has now received a biologic injection in his foot to promote bone healing.

In the meantime—where have we heard this one before?—Zion will be re-evaluated in 4-6 weeks. We reported last week that he has been shut down from all basketball activities

Similar to a platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injection, the biologics were injected directly into the fracture site in his foot. This should help reverse the "regression in the bone healing of his fifth metatarsal."  

The team consulted with Dr. Richard Ferkel of the Southern California Orthopedic Institute before making the decision. 

The 21-year-old forward will now be limited to low-impact activities, without full weight-bearing (let's not get started again on the weight rumors.) He'll have more imaging on the foot after the 4-6 week period, and a decision on how to progress will be made then. 

Williamson has not played this season, after reaching All-Star status last year, averaging 27 points, 7.2 rebounds and 3.2 assists. 

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