New Orleans Pelicans ahead Zion Williamson will miss a number of weeks with a hamstring pressure.
The Pelicans announced the injury on Monday. He’ll be re-evaluated in three weeks.
Williamson sustained the injury on Monday towards the Philadelphia 76ers. He pulled up and grabbed his proper leg after dribbling up the courtroom. He left the sport and didn’t return. An MRI on Tuesday confirmed the severity of the damage.
The oft-injured Pelicans stars had to date remained comparatively wholesome this season in main New Orleans to a 23-14 begin that had them a recreation behind the first-place Denver Nuggets getting into Tuesday’s NBA slate. Information of his damage is a troublesome blow for the Pelicans and for Williamson, who has but to play greater than 61 video games in a single NBA season.
A torn meniscus restricted Williamson to only 24 video games throughout his rookie 2019-20 marketing campaign. He missed everything of final season with a foot fracture and a difficult recovery that saved him sidelined longer than anticipated.
He entered coaching camp this season wholesome and in form and performed in 29 of the Pelicans’ first 37 video games. He is averaged 26 factors, 7 rebounds, 4.6 assists and 1.1 steals whereas taking pictures 60.8% from the ground because the Pelicans have emerged as Western Convention contenders.
The Pelicans are additionally taking part in with out All-Star ahead Brandon Ingram, who’s been sidelined for 18 video games with a toe contusion. Head coach Willie Inexperienced instructed reporters on Tuesday that Ingram is “building up” to a return, however did not supply a timeline. The Pelicans are 12-6 since Ingram was sidelined.
The Pelicans will rely extra on CJ McCollum and Jonas Valanciunas to hold the offensive load whereas their All-Stars stay sidelined.