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How long is Zion Williamson out? Injury timeline, return date, latest updates on Pelicans star

Zion Williamson just can’t avoid the injury bug.

The Pelicans star was forced to sit out multiple games early in the 2022-23 season because of a nagging foot injury and after returning to the lineup following a three-game absence due to health and safety protocols, he exited Monday night’s contest against the Philadelphia 76ers due to a hamstring injury. 

What is the 22-year-old’s status moving forward?

Here’s everything we know about Williamson’s injury and the latest news on when he may return to the court.


What is Zion Williamson’s injury?

In the fourth quarter of Monday night’s game against the 76ers, Williamson exited the contest with a right hamstring strain. 

Shortly after, the Pelicans announced that he would not return. 

He exited the game with 26 points, six rebounds, and seven assists on 10-of-12 from the field in 28 minutes on court.

How long will Zion Williamson be out?

There is currently no timeline for Williamson’s return with more information to be made available postgame. 

We will continue to update this page as more is revealed. 

Through 28 games, he is averaging 26.0 points, 7.0 rebounds, 4.5 assists, and 1.1 steals per game, while shooting 60.2 percent from the field and 36.8 percent from the 3-point line.

Pelicans schedule 2022-23

Here are New Orleans’ next 10 games of the 2022-23 regular season:

Date Opponent Time (ET)
Jan. 4 vs. Rockets 8 p.m.
Jan. 6 vs. Nets 7:30 p.m.
Jan. 7 at Mavericks 8 p.m.
Jan. 9. at Wizards 7 p.m.
Jan. 11 at Celtics 7:30 p.m.
Jan. 13 at Pistons 7 p.m.
Jan. 16 at Cavaliers 3 p.m.
Jan. 18 vs. Heat 8 p.m.
Jan. 20 at Magic 7 p.m.
Jan. 22 at Heat 3:30 p.m.

Zion Williamson career stats, highlights

  • 25.5 points per game
  • 7.0 rebounds per game
  • 3.6 assists per game
  • 0.9 steals per game
  • 0.6 blocks per game
  • 2.8 turnovers per game
  • 32.1 minutes per game
  • 60.4 percent shooting
  • 34.3 percent 3-point shooting
  • 69.1 percent free throw shooting

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