Williamson to miss final preseason game with sore right knee

SAN ANTONIO,TX- OCTOBER 13 Zion Williamson #1 of the New Orleans Pelicans watches a foul shot taken against the San Antonio Spurs in a pre-season game at AT&T Center on October 13, 2019 in San Antonio Texas. NOTE TO USER User expressly acknowledges

If I'm the New Orleans Pelicans, I totally understand taking the overly-cautious approach when it comes to any injury trouble for Williamson.

One of the most anticipated debuts in National Basketball Association history will be put on hold, as New Orleans Pelicans rookie Zion Williams will reportedly miss "a period of weeks" due to a knee injury. He is therefore unlikely to play on opening night, when the Toronto Raptors host the Pelicans.

Williams, a phenom in high school, played one season at Duke before declaring for the NBA Draft. He also sat-out almost the entire NBA Summer League due to a bruised left knee.

Zion Williamson has dominated the preseason, averaging 23.3 points, 6.5 rebounds, 2.3 assists, and 1.5 steals per game, while shooting 71.4% from the field. The Pelicans said they were holding Williamson out of the Summer League as a precaution.

The good news for the Pelicans is that a severe injury has reportedly been ruled out for Williamson.

Let's just all hope that the New Orleans Pelicans rookie phenom is okay, because this is scary stuff. He missed five games for that injury but returned in time for the team's run in the ACC Tournament. He reports that the franchise is relieved Williamson has avoided any major long-term issues.

As far as who will actually replace the promising rookie in the starting lineup, the Pelicans' options aren't exactly pleasing. We don't know the exact details yet, but it's probably just a minor sprain or something of the sort, but that doesn't make it any less concerning.

New Orleans opens its home schedule a week from Friday against the Dallas Mavericks.



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