Zion Williamson, a forward for the Pelicans of New Orleans, sat out Tuesday night’s game against the Grizzlies due to a contusion on the right foot.
Williamson’s status is “day-to-day,” according to Pelicans head coach Willie Green. Williamson will not play against the Bulls on Wednesday.
According to Green, Williams injured his foot early in the fourth quarter of Saturday’s 119-106 win against Houston. Williams is averaging 23.5 points, 6.4 rebounds, and 3.9 assists per game. Williamson completed the game with no obvious issues and scored 26 points to lead the Pelicans.
What happens tonight will tell us a lot about his mental state, Green added. “The pain was real. There were no problems detected. We’ll see how he’s doing tomorrow, but it seems like a contusion and we’ll take it easy on him today. It was an event during that game.
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Williamson had surgery on his right fifth metatarsal and missed the whole 2017 season as a result. In 2020–21, he had a 61.1% field goal percentage and a 27.0 point scoring average.