New Orleans Pelicans star Zion Williamson has been out of action all season after fracturing his right foot prior to NBA Summer League. After experiencing soreness in the foot, Williamson might need a second surgery according to Christian Clark of NOLA.com.
Zion Williamson was supposed to return to practice in December, but he began experiencing soreness in his right foot, per https://t.co/VkatKRyY6a— NBA Central (@TheNBACentral) February 16, 2022
“It is possible he will need a second surgery on his right foot, sources said, but nothing has been decided.” pic.twitter.com/CXDZDnmo6r
Last month, he admitted that the process has been “difficult” via an official team statement:
“As you can imagine, this has been a very difficult process for me. I know there’s work to be done in my recovery before I can safely return to the court, but I will continue to put in the time necessary so I can get back on the floor with my team and represent Pelicans fans and the city of New Orleans at the highest level. Basketball means everything to me, and I am thankful for the Pelicans organization and everyone who has surrounded me with love and support throughout this journey – my family, friends, teammates, coaches, staff, fans, and everybody who has stood behind me and uplifted me when I needed it most.”
The Pelicans, who are ranked No.11 in the West right now, will surely look forward to their franchise star’s return. Zion averaged 27.0 points 7.2 boards last season.