No. 1 Pick Zion Williamson Out 6-8 Weeks

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October 22, 2019

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Zion Williamson will miss 6-8 weeks with a torn meniscus. As soon as the Pelicans announced that, attention turned to his weight.

Is Williamson too heavy?

Listed at 6-foot-6 and 284 pounds, Williamson is certainly large. He puts even more stress on his body with his incredible hops.

But Pelicans lead executive David Griffin is adamant: There’s no connection between Williamson’s weight and this injury. (READ MORE) by Dan Feldman | NBC Sports

New Orleans Pelicans v San Antonio Spurs
Zion Williamson #1 of the New Orleans Pelicans dunks the ball against the San Antonio Spurs during a pre-season game on October 13, 2019 at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas. Photos by Logan Riely/NBAE

With the news that Zion Williamson has had knee surgery the questions about his weight are back with a vengeance. The best take we’ve seen was Charles Barkley’s, who said that while Williamson doesn’t look fat, 285 is going to be stressful.

But clearly Williamson got in great shape over the summer and while Barkley thinks he needs to lose and Doug Gottlieb thinks it’s critical too, here’s a question: what if his body fat is already in single digits? (READ MORE) by

Zion Williamson’s first dance with the New Orleans Pelicans will have to wait.

The team announced on Monday afternoon that Williamson had arthroscopic surgery on his right knee to treat a torn meniscus. The Pelicans expect Williamson will miss six to eight weeks.

Williamson would miss approximately 20 games on the six-week timetable and another seven or so at eight weeks. He is slated to miss Anthony Davis’ homecoming to New Orleans on Nov. 27 but should be cleared by the time the Pelicans play on Christmas Day at Denver. (READ MORE) by Andrew Lopez | ESPN

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