Zion Williamson seriously wants to make his NBA debut and so do fans who have been waiting to see him in action, but according to ESPN’s Jorge Sedano, his rehab process from a preseason right knee surgery has a lot more layers to it than just the standard recovery procedure.
Sedano is reporting that the team is “trying to re-teach him how to walk and run differently — working on the kinetic chain of his body.”
“Williamson told Sedano that he “trusts the organization” in its decision-making, and he said his rehab process has been about more than just the recovery from surgery to repair the torn meniscus in his right knee.”
“We’re really excited with where he’s at,” executive vice president of basketball operations Griffin said the Dec. 18 Pelicans’ TV broadcast. “He’s made really good progress. I know we’ve reached the eight-week point, and everyone is ready to see him. I think we’re a little ways away yet, but today was a really big first step.”
New Orleans selected Williamson with the No. 1 pick in the NBA Draft out of Duke.
Williamson averaged 23.3 points and 6.5 rebounds on 71.4% shooting for the Pelicans in four preseason games, but would miss the final game because of knee soreness.
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