Zion Williamson has missed the last three games for the New Orleans Pelicans but it seems like he will be back soon. According to Jim Eichenhofer of Pelicans.com, Williamson is officially labeled as probable for the Pelican’s game on Monday against the Golden State Warriors.
Zion Williamson listed as probable, Trey Murphy questionable for Monday’s home game vs. Warriors. @MorrisBartLLC injury report for #Pelicans: https://t.co/FNlPbm8RAr“>https://t.co/FNlPbm8RAr pic.twitter.com/uX1VqrctYi
— Jim Eichenhofer (@Jim_Eichenhofer) November 20, 2022
Due to a right foot contusion, he sustained on Nov. 12 while playing against the Houston Rockets, Zion Williamson has been sidelined. Earlier in the season, he had contended with a hip issue that kept him out of the lineup for two games.
Williamson has played for the Pelicans in 11 games so far this year after missing the entirety of the previous season due to a foot injury. He’s been shooting 56.6 percent from the field and averaging 23.5 points, 6.4 rebounds, and 3.9 assists a game. He was going to the line for free throws approximately seven times per game, and he was shooting 71.6 percent.
Since being selected in the NBA draught, Williamson has unfortunately struggled with injuries, and in his rookie campaign in the 2019–20 season, he only played in 24 games. He is regarded as the Pelicans’ franchise cornerstone.
This season, the Pelicans went 3-2 without Williamson while going 6-5 with him in the starting lineup. Williamson attempted to perform one of the iconic highlight dunks that fans have come to expect earlier this season, and he did so with no apparent aftereffects from earlier injuries.
With a record of 9-7, the Pelicans are presently tenth in the Western Conference rankings. Before losing their final game to the Boston Celtics, they enjoyed a three-game winning run.