It appears as though Zion Williamson is inching closer to a return to game action for the New Orleans Pelicans. Williamson has yet to play in a game for the Pelicans this season after undergoing foot surgery over the offseason, but after rehabbing away from the team for an extended period of time, Williamson recently returned to New Orleans.

On Friday, he was at practice and participated in some light shooting drills with assistant coach Teresa Weatherspoon. 


Earlier this month, Williamson was cleared to progress in basketball activities. The Pelicans released the following statement regarding the positive progress that he has made with his rehab.

his is great news for Williamson, the Pelicans and fans. Just a few weeks ago, it was reported that Williamson might need a second surgery. Now, just like that, he’s back on track to possibly appear in a game before the end of the season. And with the Pels surging into a play-in position in recent days, news of Williamson’s possible return couldn’t come at a better time.


With setback after setback, no one really expected to see Williamson at all this season, so finding out that he’s closer than ever to coming back is exciting. Williamson may need time to shake off the rust and get back up to speed, but that version of Zion is miles better than an injured Zion. 

Courtesy: CBS Sports


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