Zion Williamson is generally regarded as one of the league's brightest young talents. During the 2020-21 season, he averaged 27.0 PPG, 7.2 RPG, and 3.7 APG while shooting 61.6% from the field.
While he's had a stellar start to his NBA career in terms of on-court production, there have been some who have voiced their concern about Zion Williamson's durability, as he has missed a lot of games over his time in the league. In fact, Zion Williamson has not played a game in the 2021-22 season due to having foot surgery.
It seems as though we'll have to continue waiting for Zion Williamson to make his season debut. Shams Charania of The Athletic has recently revealed that Zion Williamson has recently experienced a setback in his recovery, with Charania revealing that there has been "a regression in the bone healing of his fifth metatarsal".
Pelicans’ Zion Williamson continues to experience soreness in his surgically-repaired right foot and is likely to be shut down from basketball activities for time being, sources tell me and Will Guillory.
Recent imaging on Williamson's foot "showed a regression in the bone healing of his fifth metatarsal," per Pelicans.
Hopefully, we see Zion Williamson make a full recovery from this injury. Foot injuries are often tricky for big men, but we've seen players such as Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons both come back from foot injuries. Let's hope that Zion Williamson manages to do the same.
The New Orleans Pelicans in the meantime will be led by Brandon Ingram and Jonas Valanciunas, but they have certainly struggled without their franchise player. They are 8-20 and are 15th in the Western Conference. Perhaps we'll see them get a top-tier prospect from the 2022 NBA Draft class and make some noise next season with Zion Williamson at full strength.