Zion Williamson Suffered A Knee Injury In The Latest Game
ZION WILLIAMSON – The New Orleans Pelicans’ first pick during the NBA draft 2019 suffered a knee injury and won’t be back for the summer league.
Recently, the Pelicans’ forward player made his professional debut in NBA with a match against New York’s Knicks. He also showcased impressive skills displaying pure power with a series of powerful dunks.
He also proved his strength with the live audiences and caught online attention after he successfully stole the basketball from New York Knicks’ Kevin Knox by literally ripping it from his grasp.
After the first half of the NBA Summer League game, Williamson left the game to recover and ensure his safety after a knee injury.
He won’t be returning to play for the rest of the NBA Summer League.
The Pelicans’ made the official announcement last Saturday revealing that Williamson was resting with a bruised knee.
NBA Reporter Malika Andrews for ESPN posted the Pelicans’ announcement on Twitter.
Although Williamson exited the game for the rest of the league, his knee injury wasn’t really serious. The Pelicans’ is set to play their next game matching against Washington Wizards on Saturday and finally end it with two more games.
Reporter Cassidy Hubbarth also revealed on a Twitter post that the team is taking a “cautious approach” towards Williamson’s injury saying:
Zion Williamson took knee to knee hit in first half. Will not return with left knee injury. It’s not expected to be serious but the Pelicans are taking a cautious approach with their #1 pick during this summer league.”
This is based on an article from CBS Sports.
At the end of his debut game, Williamson scored a total of 11 points with a 4 of 9 shooting withing his game time which was 9 minutes. But he had the worst rating on the team’s stat sheet with a -15 plus/minus rating.
That is all there is to it, at least for now. We’ll post updates as soon as we got them.