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Sports Pelicans' Zion Williamson out 6-8 weeks after knee scope

04:35  22 october  2019
04:35  22 october  2019 Source:   msn.com

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New Orleans Pelicans rookie Zion Williamson to miss start of season after knee scope . The 19-year-old Williamson turned pro after one season in college, during which he averaged 22. 6 points and was voted to the Atlantic Coast Conference's All-Defensive Team.

Zion Williamson will miss 6 - 8 weeks following surgery on a torn right lateral meniscus, the Pelicans announced Monday. Williamson had a right knee sprain during his lone season at Duke, and the 19-year-old was shut down during summer league play after playing just nine minutes due to pain in his

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NEW ORLEANS — Zion Williamson will miss the start of the season after the No. 1 overall draft pick by the New Orleans Pelicans had right knee surgery, sidelining the hyped rookie for nearly two months.

Williamson had his torn right lateral meniscus repaired on Monday. The club says his recovery will last six to eight weeks.

The 6-foot-6, 285-pound former Duke star averaged 23.2 points in four preseason games. He missed New Orleans' final exhibition game in New York last Friday night.

The 19-year-old Williamson turned pro after one season in college, during which he averaged 22.6 points and was voted to the Atlantic Coast Conference's All-Defensive Team. He also averaged 8.9 rebounds, 2.1 steals and 1.8 blocked shots.

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Fans got to see Zion Williamson #1 of the New Orleans Pelicans during the NBA preseason but will [+] have to wait six As ESPN’s Rachel Nichols tweeted out , the career of the New Orleans Pelicans forward will be set a bit backwards: So you won’t be seeing plays like these from Williamson for

Zion Williamson will miss 6 - 8 weeks after undergoing surgery Monday on his right meniscus, the New Orleans Pelicans announced Monday. The team had initially said Williamson would miss some time with right knee soreness. Through four preseason games, he averaged better than 23 points, six

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He was projected to start immediately at forward for New Orleans, alongside guards Lonzo Ball and Jrue Holiday, forward Brandon Ingram and centre Derrick Favours.

While it remains to be seen how coach Alvin Gentry will change his rotation in Williamson's absence, it appears 6-foot-9, 235-pound forward Nicolo Melli of Italy could be in line for more playing time.

Melli, who was acquired in the off-season, averaged 8.4 points and 5.4 rebounds this season.

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