New Orleans Pelicans expect star Zion Williamson fit for season start after foot surgery

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Zion Williamson, the young star of the New Orleans Pelicans, underwent surgery on the right foot this summer. Nevertheless, his team expects the player to be fit for the start of the NBA season in three weeks.


Williamson broke the fifth metatarsal of his right foot early in the intermediate season. He then went under the knife, the Pelicans vice president, David Griffin, clarified on the traditional media day.

“He should have recovered in time for the regular season,” assured Griffin. The Pelicans open at home against the Philadelphia Sixers on October 20. “We are confident and optimistic,” he added.

The 21-year-old Willamson was the number 1 draft of 2019. His debut was quickly overshadowed by a serious knee injury. Last season, he averaged 27 points and 7 rebounds and was selected for the All-Star Game for the first time.

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