Pelicans’ Zion Williamson to miss start of season, to be re-evaluated in 2 weeks

New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson will be re-evaluated by doctors in two weeks as part of his recovery from offseason foot surgery, vice president of basketball operations David Griffin said Thursday, meaning the All-Star will miss at least the first week of the regular season.

Williamson underwent imaging on his foot Wednesday and that doctors were happy about what they saw, Griffin said. There is no fixed timetable for Williamson’s return.

Griffin said at Pelicans media day on Sept. 27 that Williamson broke the fifth metatarsal in his right foot while working out on his own this summer. Griffin added that “his timelines should get him back on the court in time for (the) regular season – that would be our hope and view.” Williamson said on media day that he expected to be back for the first official game.

The Pelicans tip off Oct. 20 at home against the Philadelphia 76ers and have games at Chicago, twice at Minnesota and at home against Atlanta before Oct. 28, the two-week timeframe before Williamson is to be re-evaluated.

This story will be updated.

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