It’s starting to feel like Groundhog Day for Zion Williamson.
The former number one pick has been sidelined since January 4 with his latest injury, a right hamstring strain, and now there’s more bad news.
Here’s what ESPN’s Brian Windhorst had to say on the latest episode of The Hoop Collective podcast on Wednesday:
“He’s not close, I don’t think. I think his setback was significant, and so now you’re worried about a worse setback, so you’re going to be doubly cautious.”
This was then followed by an update from the Pelicans.
“Zion Williamson was recently re-evaluated for his right hamstring strain,” the team wrote in an official update. “Medical imaging revealed that Williamson’s hamstring continues to heal. His next examination will take place in approximately two weeks.”
It’s becoming increasingly likely that he won’t play again this season considering the Pelicans’ tendency to be extremely cautious with him and the fact that the season ends in four weeks.
Williamson played just 24 games in his rookie year and 61 games in his sophomore year. He then missed his entire third season and has managed just 29 games so far in his fourth season.