Zion Williamson receives injection in foot as return to play remains many weeks away

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Pelicans forward Zion Williamson
Mar 23, 2021; New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson (1) brings the ball up court against Los Angeles Lakers during the second half at Smoothie King Center (Photo: Stephen Lew).

The New Orleans Pelicans provided another update Thursday regarding Zion Williamson’s recovery from a foot injury and the resulting surgery.

An injection to stimulate bone healing was given Wednesday to the All-Star:

Following a consultation and further evaluation with Dr. Richard Ferkel of the Southern California Orthopedic Institute yesterday, Zion Williamson received a biologic injection into the fracture site to stimulate bone healing in his right foot.

Williamson will be limited to low impact, partial weight-bearing activities for an extended period. Further updates will be given following further imaging which is anticipated to occur in 4-6 weeks.

The third-year pro has not played this season after having surgery in the offseason.

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