Pelicans star Zion Williamson to continue rehabilitation on hurt foot far from the group

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Pelicans star Zion Williamson to continue rehabilitation on hurt foot far from the group
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New Orleans Pelicans star Zion Williamson stays on the sidelines as he continues his rehabilitation on his fractured foot.

The Pelicans today revealed in a declaration that the previous No. 1 general choice would continue his rehabilitation far from the group as he makes every effort to go back to the court this season.

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” As you can picture, this has actually been a really challenging procedure for me,” Williamson stated in a declaration “I understand there’s work to be performed in my healing prior to I can securely go back to the court, however I will continue to put in the time essential so I can return on the flooring with my group and represent Pelicans fans and the city of New Orleans at the greatest level.

” Basketball suggests whatever to me, and I am happy for the Pelicans company and everybody who has actually surrounded me with love and assistance throughout this journey– my household, buddies, colleagues, coaches, personnel, fans, and everyone who has actually supported me and boosted me when I required it most.”

Williamson has actually not played this season after suffering a fracture in his best foot in the off-season which needed surgical treatment. While it was at first believed he would return at the start of the season, he has actually experienced several problems.

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On Dec. 16, the group revealed that “following an assessment and additional examination with Dr. Richard Ferkel of the Southern California Orthopedic Institute the other day, Zion Williamson got a biologic injection into the fracture website to promote bone recovery in his ideal foot.”

Following the treatment, the Pelicans revealed that Williamson would be re-evaluated in four-to-six weeks

Pelicans Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations David Griffin included that being far from the group would assist Williamson focus entirely on his injury healing.

” Since we alerted everybody on December 16 of his newest imaging, it was chosen then by our medical group to call his rehabilitation back to just partial weight bearing activities. He continues along that course,” Griffin stated in the declaration.

” We likewise concurred that in order to put Zion in the very best position to be successful, he will rehab far from the group at this time so he can concentrate on the job at hand.”

The Pelicans are presently at 13-25 on the season, holding the second-worst record in the Western Conference.

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