Zion Williamson’s Injury Status for the New Orleans Pelicans (Updated: Apr. 09)

Zion Williamson is an American professional basketball player for the New Orleans Pelicans of the NBA. He was born on July 6, 2000. (NBA). He is a power forward on the team.

Latest Injury Reports for Zion Williamson

(Source: Wikipedia)

Injury: Hamstring

Injury Status: Expected to be out until at least Apr. 30

Updated (Apr. 07): 

Williamson (hamstring) still has no idea when he will be back.

Williamson has been out since Jan. 4 because of an injury to his hamstring. He has been slowly increasing the amount of work he does, but it doesn’t look like he’s close to being able to play again.

David Griffin, the president of basketball operations for the Pelicans, said at a press conference on Thursday,  “After further evaluation, it has been determined that [Williamson] will continue his rehabilitation and conditioning regimen,” “We’ll keep an eye on how he’s doing and let you know if anything changes.” Williamson probably won’t be able to play in New Orleans’s last two regular-season games, but he might be able to at some point in the playoffs.

Updated (Mar. 23): 

Zion Williamson (hamstring) has been cleared for on-court activities and will be re-evaluated in two weeks.

While Williamson has seemingly taken a step forward in his recovery, the star big man is effectively ruled out for the remainder of the regular season. Depending on how the re-evaluation goes in two weeks, there is a chance Williamson could make an appearance at the end of the regular season or early in the postseason, should the Pelicans secure a spot, but he would likely be heavily restricted after a multi-month absence.

Updated (Mar. 11): 

The Pelicans announced on Wednesday that Williamson is making progress with his strained right hamstring, but that he will be re-evaluated in two weeks.

While the most recent report from New Orleans also indicated that Williamson was making good progress, and an MRI reportedly showed improved healing, the team is still unwilling to commit to a precise target date for the big man to resume playing.

Williamson will be re-evaluated in two weeks, and even if he is given the green light to return to on-court activity, he won’t be at full strength until April at the earliest. Williamson didn’t play again until Jan. 2 and has only played in 29 games this year.

Updated (Mar. 01): 

Williamson is making good progress with his right hamstring strain and will get an MRI next week.

Williamson hasn’t played since January 2, and he got hurt on February 12. The latest news from the Pelicans is good, and after his MRI, we should know more about his timetable. In the meantime, CJ McCollum and Brandon Ingram will get more playing time, and Josh Richardson will continue to be a big part of the team in his new role.

Updated (Feb. 27): 

Christian Clark of The New Orleans Times-Picayune quotes Pelicans executive vice president of basketball operations David Griffin as saying that Williamson has aggravated his right hamstring injury and will be sidelined for several more weeks.

The injury to Williamson, who last played on January 2, will keep him out at least through the end of February and quite likely the first half of March, if not longer.

UPDATE (Feb. 10):

Williamson (hamstring) will miss the Pelicans’ final three games before the All-Star Game and will be re-evaluated at the break, head coach Willie Green said Tuesday, per Andrew Lopez of ESPN.com.

If Williamson doesn’t show up today, he’ll have missed 22 games in a row. Williamson, the 2019 No. 1 overall pick, has only played in 114 games during his four years in the NBA due to injuries.

After the All-Star festivities are over, we should get another update on his recovery and whether or not he is close to playing.