New Orleans Pelicans provide update on Zion Williamson

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The New Orleans Pelicans provided an update on Zion Williamson, who had knee surgery about six weeks ago.

The Pelicans announced on October 21 that Williamson had surgery to repair a torn right lateral meniscus, sidelining him for the start of the regular season.

The team’s Executive Vice President of Basketball Operation, David Griffin, addressed the situation and referred to Williamson’s return to action.

“I think six weeks (from Oct. 21) was three days ago. He continues to progress. He’s progressing very well. He feels very good about his process.

And eight weeks is several days from now, and if we get outside of that, it will be because he hasn’t met the metrics for return-to-play that are laid out for him and every player on our team. He will not be treated any differently in terms of the return-to-play metrics.

Nothing’s changed, the timeline has not changed. If he hits those [return-to-play] metrics in seven weeks fine; if he hits them in 10 weeks, fine.

We don’t care when that is, but he’s not getting on the court until he proves to us he’s healthy, no matter what he wants to do.”