Zion Williamson SHUT DOWN From Basketball Activities


If this sounds like a broken record, it's not... It's just the latest update on Zion Williamson's broken foot. And as has become custom these days, the news is not good. Zion is being shut down indefinitely from basketball activities, according to Shams Charania from The Athletic.

The broken bone in Williamson's foot, suffering during the summer, has not healed the way they had hoped, so he will be taking time off from his rehab "for an extended period to help allow for further bone healing," according to the New Orleans Pelicans. It is not clear when he will be able to resume full basketball activities. 

Reports of Zion's painfully slow progress from the injury have been coming repeatedly from numerous sources, include some who've indicated that even his diet is a significant problem. One rumor has him hovering around the 330 pound mark—some 45 lbs over his listed playing weight. 

Whatever the reasons behind it, he's still experiencing soreness in the foot, and the Pelicans will have to soldier on without him for the foreseeable future. The Pels are dead last in the Western Conference at 8-20. 

Williamson exploded into an All-Star in his second season last year, averaging 27 points, 7.2 rebounds and 3.7 assists. But an offseason foot injury was revealed at the team's Media Day in early October, and the original hope was for him to be ready for opening night. Two months later, and his return is nothing but a pipe dream. 

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