Zion Williamson Suffers Setback, To Miss More Time Than Expected

Stop us if you've heard this one before: terrible news on the Zion Williamson injury front. The New Orleans Pelicans' oft-injured young All-Star has been out for almost six weeks with a hamstring strain, but now is bound to miss "multiple weeks" more than expected.

Pelicans' president of basketball operations David Griffin says Zion re-aggravated his hamstring injury while on the court. He had progressed up to 3-on-3 work as he was working his way back from the original injury.

Now, he’s looking at missing multiple weeks post-All-Star Break and will be re-evaluated when they get back from the ASG.

New Orleans has suffered big-time without their monster scorer up front, going 6-14 in the 20 games since his injury on January 2nd. When he went down, the Pels were just one game out of the top seed in the West; they now sit in 7th spot, just one game up on the last play-in spot.

The 4th-year forward has missed 169 games thus far in his career, while actually playing  just 114. This season, in 29  games, he's averaging 26 points, 7.0 rebounds, and 4.6 assists.

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