Zion Williamson out six to eight weeks after meniscus surgery
Zion Williamson may not be back until December after undergoing arthroscopic surgery on Monday.
The New Orleans Pelicans released an update on the star rookie, stating that he had surgery to address a torn right lateral meniscus. His recovery timetable is being put at six to eight weeks.
Update on Zion: pic.twitter.com/7Jn2jEdUVS
— New Orleans Pelicans (@PelicansNBA) October 21, 2019
On that timetable, Williamson won’t play until mid-November at the earliest and near Christmas at the latest. No matter what, it’s cause for concern this early in his NBA career, and will definitely frustrate the Pelicans in their bid to become a Western Conference playoff team.
This isn’t going to do much to disprove reporting that there are concerns about Williamson’s weight, either. We’ll see how he looks when he comes back.