Williamson has nothing been but a workhorse for the Pelicans this season so far, only having missed two games till date.
He missed his first game in January due to an inconclusive COVID-19 test while a toe injury ruled him out for a clash before the All-Star break.
The power forward, who had thumped 28 points in the franchise’s win over the Celtics, had suffered a blow to his thumb which was expected to keep him out for several weeks.
However, much to the team’s relief, the scans to Williamson’s thumb only revealed a sprain. This implies that he will be back on the court relatively quicker than initially feared.
Sources: Pelicans forward Zion Williamson suffered a sprained thumb against the Boston Celtics but avoided a serious injury. There were fears Zion could have been out for a multiple weeks, but ultimately he shouldn’t miss much – if any – time.
Zion Williamson integral in Pelicans’ borderline playoffs hopes
The 20-year-old has been registering staggering numbers in this season after only playing 24 games in his rookie season.
Over the course of 44 games, the player is averaging over 26 points on 62.4 percent shooting
The sprained thumb, suffered in the third quarter, is expected to keep Williamson away from their fixture against Orlando Magic
New Orleans Pelicans are currently languishing in the bottom half of the table, but not far away from a potential playoff spot. The franchise are making a serious case for the same after winning four of their last 5 matches.
Pelicans’ fate lies with Williamson who has been phenomenal in his sophomore season. Following his match winning exploits against the Celtics, former NBA champion Kendrick Perkins lavished praise on the youngtser.
“Zion Williamson can’t be guarded!!! The kid is One Of One and something that we’ve never seen before. Real Talk!”
Pelicans will take on Orlando Magic next followed by Atalanta Hawks and the struggling Houston Rockets.