After weeks of silence, fans recently heard that Zion Williamson of the New Orleans Pelicans would be out for at least two more weeks as he recovers from a nagging hamstring injury that doesn’t seem to go away.
At this point, fans of the teams are just hoping that he can make an appearance in the playoffs.
Williamson is still considered one of the best players in the league when he’s healthy.
However, his health is continually a problem.
In fact, Basketball Forever tweeted the fact that Williamson is only averaging 28.5 games per season during his four years in the league.
Zion Williamson is only averaging 28.5 games per season since entering the NBA 😬 pic.twitter.com/eNLkjRLCRT
— Basketball Forever (@bballforever_) March 10, 2023
Williamson sitting out of games because of injury isn’t new – it all started in his rookie year.
During the 2019-20 season, Williamson only played in 24 games.
His following year saw him earn his first All-Star appearance and participate in 61 games, which is by far his best number.
He was gone all of last year as he battled with a foot injury and he’s only played in 29 so far this year.
It’s clear that Williamson’s physical problems are serious and could plague him throughout the rest of his career.
Fans of the team are heartbroken by this fact because Williamson is a true talent with a career average of 26 points, 7 rebounds, and 4.6 assists a game.
He performs with terrific physicality and power and is obviously a major difference-maker for his squad.
The Pelicans are trying their hardest to stay in contention for the playoffs without Williamson but they have now fallen to the 10th spot in the West.
They need their big man back but history suggests they might not get him this season.NEXT: The Pelicans Showed Serious Promise On Wednesday