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Game thread: Zion Williamson update ahead of Pelicans-Kings matchup

There’s progress but his return is not imminent

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The New Orleans Pelicans provided an update on Zion Williamson’s status in his recovery from a broken bone in his right foot this afternoon.

Recent imaging showed improved bone healing of the fifth metatarsal in Zion Williamson’s right foot. He will gradually progress to full weight-bearing exercise and basketball activities. He remains out indefinitely.

This sounds like good news; however, Willie Green’s message in pregame was more reserved, indicating that a return this season is far from assured.

“He’s getting better,” Green said. “We’re all pleased with the results that he’s progressing. There’s still a long road ahead of him. He’s aware of it, but he’s taking the necessary steps to continue to improve. We’ll see how it goes.”

For more on tonight’s matchup against the Sacramento Kings, please give our preview a read.

Who: New Orleans Pelicans (25-36) vs Sacramento Kings (23-40)

When: March 2, 2022, 7:00 p.m.

Where to watch: Bally Sports New Orleans, NBA League Pass

Where to listen: ESPN 100.3 FM

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