Zion Williamson to overlook at the least three weeks with hamstring pressure

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New Orleans Pelicans star ahead Zion Williamson will miss at the least the following three weeks with a proper hamstring pressure he sustained towards the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday. Williamson has already missed eight video games this season.

Williamson, the No. 1 choose within the 2019 NBA Draft, has had an injury-plagued profession. Earlier than the beginning of his rookie season, Williamson sustained a torn meniscus that stored him sidelined till January. Whereas he performed 61 video games the following season, he missed everything of the 2021-22 marketing campaign with a fractured proper foot.

Williamson has been highly-productive since recovering from his foot fracture, averaging a team-high 26 factors per recreation in 29 appearances for the Pelicans this season, however his newest harm is one other unlucky setback for each him and New Orleans.

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With a three-week timeline for simply an analysis, the soonest Williamson shall be cleared to renew full-contact basketball actions is Jan. 24. The Pelicans are 6-2 with out Williamson this season.

The Pelicans will play the primary of a protracted stretch of video games with out Williamson on Wednesday, once they tackle the Houston Rockets at 8 p.m. ET. New Orleans is the No. 3 seed within the Western Convention with a document of 23-14.

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