Zion Williamson Regular Season Debut Delayed from Injury

Posted on January 13, 2020 by

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Zion Williamson, the 2019 number one draft pick, has suffered an injury during the preseason that will have him out for the first six to eight weeks of the NBA season.

His athleticism is what sparked the public interest in him, dating all the way back to high school. Since then, he has faced some injuries, leaving some to wonder if health will be an issue in the NBA.

Zion is a highly anticipated, but also very criticized, rookie coming into the 2019-20 NBA season.

The biggest obstacle for him is staying healthy. Some of his injuries date back to AAU ball, when he suffered a knee contusion after a hard fall during warm-ups that caused him to miss a few months

Knee injuries continued as he suffered a Grade 1 right knee sprain while attending Duke University.

Then, nine minutes into his Summer League debut, he suffered a bruised knee after colliding with another player and was ruled out for the remainder of the Summer League.

After being sidelined with right knee soreness during the preseason, he was evaluated with a torn meniscus that, after surgery, would leave him out for about 6-8 weeks.

This news was made public after a successful surgery, the day before the NBA regular season started.

Many of his fans were upset with this news but remained hopeful for his return.

“He is a beast. I hope he can bounce back from this injury and have a great rookie year,” senior Mamadou Jalloh said.

“I have been watching video clips of him since he was in high school. He’s freakishly athletic for his size. It will be fun watching him once he recovers,” senior Conor Steward said.

The Pelicans’ vice president said that Zion was doing very well, and he believes his recovery will be very smooth.

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