The New Orleans Pelicans have announced that rookie Zion Williamson is expected to miss the start of the 2019-20 NBA season due to a knee injury, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. Although the injury is not considered severe, the Pelicans are treating it with “an abundance of caution” and are confident in a full recovery.
As the first overall pick in the 2019 draft, Williamson, 19, has a stellar preseason averaging 23.3 points on 71.4% shooting from the field and grabbing 6.5 rebounds in just 27.3 minutes in four games.
The Naismith College Player of the Year winner experience knee issues at Duke, where Williamson suffered a mild left knee against the North Carolina Tar Heels that kept him out for six games.
Updates to come.