It’s unclear when Zion Williamson will be back in the lineup for the New Orleans Pelicans. Based on Saturday night’s video, it could be a while.
The former Duke Blue Devils star is rehabbing from a foot injury. There have been growing concerns about Williamson’s physical status. Several notable NBA big men have had their careers impacted by foot injuries. While Williamson isn’t a center like Greg Oden, he still carries a ton of weight, which could cause issues down the road.
Saturday night, a video emerged of Williamson going through an on-court workout.
This doesn’t look great:
— Gonzalo Vázquez (@GVazquezNY) October 31, 2021
That’s just one video of an injured player going through a workout, but still, it’s pretty discouraging for the Pelicans.
“Ugh. He looks 25 lbs heavier than he was at Duke. I can’t believe he got that big so quick,” one fan tweeted.
“At some point, someone has to have a real honest conversation with Zion about his health & fitness,” another fan added.
When healthy and in shape, Williamson has been one of the most-dominant forces in the NBA. However, staying healthy and in shape is the major key.
Right now, that appears to be a major question mark for Williamson and the Pelicans.