Pelicans ahead Zion Williamson is now anticipated to overlook at least the first week of the regular season as a result of his restoration from surgical procedure to restore a proper foot fracture is taking longer than anticipated.

“Nothing has gone wrong and there is no setback,” Pelicans basketball operations chief David Griffin stated after observe Thursday, including that Williamson will likely be re-evaluated in about two-and-a-half weeks. “It just takes a certain period of time” for bones to heal and “every player is different.”

While the preliminary timeline for his return from knee surgical procedure was six to eight weeks, he wound up lacking greater than half of the season earlier than making his NBA debut in late January of 2020.

At the top of final season, Williamson missed New Orleans’ last six video games after fracturing his left ring finger.

The Pelicans misplaced 5 of these six video games and completed two video games out of the ultimate play-in spot for the Western Conference playoffs.

Williamson stated he injured his foot throughout offseason coaching this previous summer time, including that he could have been pushing himself too arduous as a result of of his need to get his first style of the NBA playoffs this season.