Published: Tue, October 22, 2019
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Zion Williamson Out 6-To-8 Weeks Following Surgery

Zion Williamson Out 6-To-8 Weeks Following Surgery

New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson (1) dunks the ball against the Chicago Bulls during the second half at United Center.

The No.1 draft pick has undergone surgery to fix a torn right lateral meniscus.

The 19-year-old forward, the number one pick in June's National Basketball Association draft, picked up the injury during pre-season and missed his side's final warm-up match.

Zion Williamson has undergone surgery for a torn lateral meniscus in his right knee and will miss six to eight weeks. The Pelicans were given the honor of opening the regular season on national television Tuesday night against the defending champion Raptors in large part because Williamson is the most anticipated rookie to enter the league in years.

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Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry told reporters Friday that Williamson is "not dead, guys", and rather is in good spirits after apparently suffering the injury against San Antonio last Sunday.

Williamson, 21, was already expected to miss the first several weeks of the season.

But that doesn't mean the Pelicans won't still be one of the most intriguing teams in the league.

The 19-year-old Williamson turned pro after one season in college, during which he averaged 22.6 points and was voted to the Atlantic Coast Conference's All-Defensive Team. After just eight minutes, the Pelicans shut Williamson down for the summer, although they said they were just being overly cautious. We'll hold it down as best we can without him.

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