Great news for Zion Williamson, Pelicans

On Thursday, the New Orleans Pelicans announced that recent imaging of Zion Williamson’s right fifth metatarsal showed continued improvement. Williamson has been cleared in his return to play progression without any restrictions.

It’s been a long road for Williamson. The third-year forward did not play a game this season after recovering from foot surgery in the offseason.

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.

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

New Orleans had a successful season as they made the playoffs and pushed the Suns to six games in their first-round series.

Williamson is eligible for a max extension, which he said he would be interested in signing. However, he’s played only 85 games in three seasons, so it should be interesting to see what happens next.

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