Zion Williamson is progressing towards his return, but the New Orleans Pelicans remain unsure about a clear recovery timetable for their superstar.
When training camp opened, New Orleans VP of basketball operations David Griffin dropped an unexpected bombshell that Williamson had foot surgery on the offseason.
Head coach Willie Green shared a new update on Zion’s health, via the Pelican’s official team website:
“You can see he is progressing and doing more and more on the floor,” Green said, motioning to where Williamson was doing light physical activity.
“Once he has his latest round of scans, then we’ll have a clearer picture of where we go from here. But he’s getting better, he’s progressing, he’s on the floor now, running, doing a lot more. We’ll have an update soon.”
“He can (run), but he’s just not full throttle in anything he’s doing in drills yet. (After his scans) hopefully we’ll be able to ramp him up even more after that.”
Williamson was reportedly out of shape coming off an offseason injury. The Pelicans have started 1-3 without him and they seem to struggle on the offensive end.