After tearing his right lateral meniscus in a pre-season game, Zion Williamson underwent surgery today according to the Pelicans. The team launched an official statement updating fans about everyone’s most anticipated basketball star. The surgery today was performed by Dr. Jason Folk with assistance from Team Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Misty Suri.
Zion is expected to miss the first few weeks of the season, with an estimated time out for six to eight weeks. This means that (unfortunately) he is missing the first home game of the season this Friday, and may even be out for the LA Lakers game later next month on November 27.
Update on Zion: pic.twitter.com/7Jn2jEdUVS
— New Orleans Pelicans (@PelicansNBA) October 21, 2019
Zion was the top prospect in the 2019 NBA draft from earlier this year. When the Pelicans secured him, season tickets for Pelicans games sold out within minutes, with single game tickets to follow once they were released. Zion has already brought much more traffic to games than Anthony Davis ever did. Now, we have to be patient and await the debut of Zion.
We wish you a safe and speedy recovery, Zion!
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