We’re more than one month into the NBA season but Zion Williamson has yet to see the court. The No. 1 overall pick had surgery on a torn right lateral meniscus just before the start of the regular season.
Any fans clamoring for Williamson’s return will have to settle down for the moment. He’s not ready to come back.
Today, Pelicans head coach Alvin Gentry said his team’s prized rookie is making progress and wants to be back on the court, but the team is not ready to push him just yet.
Today marks 6 weeks since Zion’s surgery. Alvin Gentry says the No. 1 pick is “itching” to get back on the court but he has not started on-court activities yet. Team being overly cautious.
— Andrew Lopez (@_Andrew_Lopez) December 2, 2019
After his surgery, the Pelicans announced the original timeline for Williamson as “six to eight weeks.” Going off that, it seems likely Williamson will be back on the court in some capacity in the next couple of weeks.
In four preseason games, Williamson averaged 23.2 points per contest. He was one of three Duke players to be selected in the lottery of the 2019 NBA Draft.
The Pelicans are currently 6-14 on the season.