Pelicans Star Officially Ruled Out For All-Star Game

New Orleans Pelicans star Zion Williamson has officially been ruled out to participate in the NBA's 2023 All-Star game due to his ongoing hamstring injury, according to head coach Willie Green on Wednesday, per ESPN's Andrew Lopez. 

Williamson's injury is to be re-evaluated again after the All-Star break, and Green stated that their original starting five that debuted this season will not return before All-Star weekend. 

The 22-year-old young star initially injured his right hamstring in the beginning of January against the Philadelphia 76ers on a fast break during the 3rd quarter. The Pelicans would end up losing the match 120-111, and Williamson has been sidelined ever since. 

Williamson underwent an evaluation a little over two weeks ago and his recovery was revealed to have been positive, but the latest news from coach Green revealed that the young Pelicans star will require more additional rehab. 

However, the Pelicans could use his services as soon as possible because before their current three-game win streak, the New Orleans club faced an awful 10-game losing drought and currently reside just eighth in the Western conference after sitting in the top three just one month prior to Williamson's injury. 

Williamson has averaged 26 PPG, seven rebounds, and 4.6 assists in his 29 contests so far in the 2022-23 season. 

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