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Sport Zion Williamson’s knee surgery was six weeks ago today, he has not begun on-court work

01:20  03 december  2019
01:20  03 december  2019 Source:

Report: Zion to 'definitely' return outside original 6-8 week timetable

  Report: Zion to 'definitely' return outside original 6-8 week timetable New Orleans Pelicans rookie Zion Williamson has "turned a corner" in his rehab, but the team is exercising caution and his return from injury will "definitely" come outside of the initial six-to-eight week timetable, according to TNT's Kristen Ledlow. It's been just over six weeks since Williamson underwent arthroscopic surgery to repair a torn right lateral meniscus suffered during the Pelicans' second-last preseason game against the San Antonio Spurs. The Duke product has started to do some on-court work, including light walk-throughs with the team and spot shooting, a source told ESPN's Andrew Lopez.

Williamson fell backward in a split, grabbing his right knee . He walked off the court Huma cited the example of a top football player who found himself with a more serious injury a few years ago ; that Williamson , so far, has earned nothing. Partly for this reason, everyone agrees that he is planning to

The original timeline for Williamson ’ s surgery , which happened on Oct. 20, was six to eight weeks . Zion Williamson ’ s NBA Summer League experience ended after one half of basketball. Marc J. Spears: Duke says forward Zion Williamson is out today versus Miami as he continues to

New Orleans coach Alvin Gentry says Zion Williamson is “itching” to get back on the court.

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He’s also not close to that yet.

Monday was the six-week mark since Williamson had surgery to repair the lateral meniscus in his right knee. That seemed a good time for Christian Clark of the Times-Picayune to ask Gentry for an update. The answer is Williamson wants to get back as soon as he can, but he has yet to start on-court work.

“I think he’s fine,” Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry said after practice Monday. “I don’t think it’s anything that can be rushed. I think it’s a time thing. Six weeks is what we said, but obviously, he’s making progress. When the time comes for him to start on court and do things like that, he will. It’s not anything that’s going to be rushed or any shortcut. It’s a matter of taking the time to make sure he’s fine.”

Pelicans will use load management for Zion Williamson upon his return

  Pelicans will use load management for Zion Williamson upon his return Zion Williamson is getting load managed. © Provided by Yahoo! Sports The Pelicans will not overload Zion Williamson when he returns to the court. (Michael Reaves/Getty Images) The New Orleans Pelicans’ No. 1 overall draft pick will not be thrown into big minutes night after night when he makes his NBA regular season debut. Pelicans vice president of basketball operations David Griffin did not give a return date, but spoke about how they’ll handle the star on the team’s television broadcast Thursday night in a 139-132 overtime loss to the Phoenix Suns.

Zion Williamson ' s parents played a big role in the Duke big man's ascent to greatness. Learn more about Sharonda Sampson, Lateef Williamson and Lee When Zion is not on the basketball court , he enjoys watching cartoons with his mother. “ He ’s a mama’s boy and when we get time alone he ’ll come

Williamson has dealt with his share of injuries since the Pelicans selected him with the No. 1 overall pick in June. He left his summer-league debut in July after nine minutes with a bruised left knee , but it wasn't considered a serious issue. Things got more serious prior to New Orleans' preseason finale on

Gentry added that the Pelicans are going to be “overly cautious” reintegrating Williamson, who has watched from the sidelines as his team has gotten off to a 6-14 start.

“In these situations, you sometimes have to protect players from themselves,” Gentry said.

While the team gave a 6-8 week timeline for his return, Zion playing on Christmas day was always optimistic because of the level of caution the team has with him. Remember, the Pelicans sat Williamson for all but one half of Summer League after a reported minor bruise.

Derrick Rose says with load management he'd still be a Bull, offers Zion Williamson advice

  Derrick Rose says with load management he'd still be a Bull, offers Zion Williamson advice Derrick Rose says with load management he'd still be a Bull, offers Zion Williamson adviceRose pondered those “what ifs?” with NBC Sports Chicago’s Will Perdue ahead his latest return to town with the Detroit Pistons and gave New Orleans Pelicans rookie Zion Williamson some advice.

Clearly, Williamson ’ s prolonged absence had both a mental and physical effect on this young Duke team. They had no rim protection without him If Williamson is going to return this season, it would be reasonable to expect it to happen by the ACC Tournament, as it is hard to imagine the idea of Zion

Source: Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports. A severe injury has been ruled out for Zion Williamson ’ s right knee , but he is expected to miss period of weeks to start regular season, league sources tell Like prime Rose, Williamson ’ s effectiveness is predicated on his ability to burst to the rim and finish.

Williamson is projected to be a franchise cornerstone and the face of the franchise, and with that it can be worth the wait. Ask a Sixers fan about Joel Embiid.

Expect Williamson to get on the court later this season, they want him to gain some experience, but the Pelicans are simply going to go slow with this return. This is not a contending, win-now team, they can afford to be patient.

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a man holding a basketball: Washington Wizards forward  Rui Hachimura (8) drives to the basket while LA Clippers guard Terance Mann (14) defends during the fourth quarter at Staples Center on December 1, 2019.

Booker scores season-high 44 points, Suns edge Pelicans in OT .
The Phoenix Suns posted a 139-132 overtime victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Thursday night. © Gerald Herbert/AP Photo Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker (1) dunks in front of New Orleans Pelicans forward Nicolo Melli during the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert) Playing the back end of a back-to-back, Phoenix led by 18 points entering the fourth quarter, but the Pelicans fought back with five 3-pointers, two by the normally scatter-shooting Lonzo Ball, to tie it at 125.

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