The Pelicans announced Zion Williamson is dealing with persistent soreness in his foot, causing a setback in his rehab from a fractured foot suffered during the offseason. This season, Williamson hasn’t appeared in a game due to his recovery from surgery on that injured foot.
Pelicans’ Zion Williamson experienced a slight delay in his rehab due to soreness in his injured right foot. Team is optimistic it is not serious but will dial back his ramp up in approximately a week.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) December 2, 2021
Williamson, 21, was medically cleared for full basketball activities Monday. It will take some time for him to get back to the point he was at when he was first cleared for the whole gambit of basketball activity he was participating in.
The Pelicans don’t view this as a serious setback, according to reporting from The Athletic, but the star forward will be ramping down his rehab process and won’t be doing any contact work during the Pelicans’ upcoming road trip. Further reporting from The Athletic revealed that the Pelicans experienced soreness the morning after a workout.
The team is being cautious due to the history of athletes being re-injured recovering from a foot injury per The Athletic and doesn’t plan on examining the foot as of this moment.
The third-year forward has averaged 25.7 points, 7.0 rebounds, and 3.2 assists in 85 career games.