Update on Zion Williamson Sounds Ominous

The first reports had New Orleans Pelicans superstar Zion Williamson missing about three weeks with his hamstring strain. We're getting a bit more clarity on that today from ESPN's NBA Insider Adrian Wojnarowski. And it doesn't sound great.

"I think the expectation is Zion Williamson will be out at least a month plus. This is not a mild strain," warned Woj. "This is a New Orleans team that is always going to err on the side of caution with Zion Williamson coming back from an injury, making sure that he's at 100% so you don't see a recurrence."

He added that the three-week mark is when there'll be a "re-evaluation." 

Williamson sat out the entirety of last season after suffering a foot injury the previous summer, and despite a goal of being ready shortly after opening night, was just never able to make it back onto the court. They won't make the same mistake this time around. 

Zion is averaging 26 points, 7.0 rebounds and 4.6 assists in 29 games this season.

On the bright side for the Pels, Woj notes that they'll be getting their other big-time star, Brandon Ingram, back sooner than Williamson at least. BI has been out about six weeks with a toe injury. He was averaging 20.8 points after 15 games, while shooting a blistering 46.7% from long distance. 

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