Zion Williamson to miss another two weeks with hamstring injury

Zion Williamson, New Orleans Pelicans. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)
Zion Williamson, New Orleans Pelicans. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images) /

Well, we finally got the Zion Williamson injury update that we’ve been waiting for since the last one we got from ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski two weeks ago. And unfortunately, it isn’t the news we’d hoped for.

While Williamson has now been cleared for on-court activities, he still will have to wait another two weeks before he is reevaluated again.

The key thing to keep in mind here is that the report says that he will be “reevaluated” in two weeks. Not that he will be ready to play in two weeks. That means that, after the two weeks are up, team doctors will take another look at Williamson and determine how much longer he may (or may not) need to be out.

Looking ahead, now that we know Williamson is going to miss at least another two weeks (that would put us at April 5th), we can safely count him out of seven of the team’s ten remaining games.

The New Orleans Pelicans’ final three games of the season are on April 5th (against the Memphis Grizzlies), April 7th (against the New York Knicks), and April 9th (against the Minnesota Timberwolves).

While he can’t confirm that Williamson will be back before the conclusion of the regular season, Coach Willie Green seemed to be taking the update fairly well.

"“It’s extremely positive for him and our team. It’s been another one of those years that he starts off well, makes an All-Star Game, and it’s been difficult navigating injuries. It’s part of the game, but it’s definitely been tough,” Green told ESPN on Wednesday."

The Pelicans are currently a half game out from the final spot in the NBA Play-In Tournament (check out this post to see how the tournament works), which is currently held by the Utah Jazz. However, as we discussed recently, the team’s struggled mightily (particularly the offense) in Williamson’s absence. So hopefully, they can find a way to stay afloat until he’s ready to come back.

On the year, the Pelicans are 18-25 in games they play without Williamson.

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