Pelicans give update on Zion Williamson

The New Orleans Pelicans got some decent news about Zion Williamson.

Recent imaging showed improved bone healing of the fifth metatarsal in Zion Williamson’s right foot. He will gradually progress to full weight-bearing exercise and basketball activities, the team announced Wednesday.

According to the Pelicans, Williamson remains out indefinitely.

The third-year forward has not played a game this season after recovering from foot surgery in the offseason.

In January, the team announced that Williamson would be continuing his rehab away from the team.

In November, Williamson was cleared to participate in contact drills, beginning with 1-on-1 workouts and progressively working towards full-team workouts. However, a month later, Williamson had a setback as he needed a biologic injection into the fracture site to stimulate bone healing in his right foot.

New Orleans(25-36) is currently the 10th-seed in the West and would be in the play-in tournament if the season ended today.

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