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New Orleans Pelicans’ Zion Williamson experienced a slight delay in his rehab due to soreness in his injured right foot.

The team is optimistic that it is not serious, but they will dial back Williamson’s ramp up in approximately one week.

If he does not feel any soreness, he will then resume the process of getting back to 5-on-5 work.

This comes five days after the 21-year-old was cleared for full basketball activities, as he had been playing 4-on-4.

“It’s a part of the process,” said head coach Willie Green. “When you’re dealing with injuries and you ramp up some, there’s a possibility that you can get a little soreness, which he’s dealing with now.”

“We don’t want to put our guys on the floor and put their careers at stake or in jeopardy,” Green also added.

Williamson’s return will be put on hold for a while longer as the Pelicans, who currently sit at 6-18 (the fourth-worst record in the NBA), keep a big-picture approach and wait it out until their young star is fully healthy to return.