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Zion Williamson Out Weeks With Knee Injury

SAN ANTONIO,TX - OCTOBER 13:  Zion Williamson #1  of the New Orleans Pelicans takes a shot during pre-game warm-ups before pre-season game against the San Antonio Spurs  at AT&T Center on October 13 , 2019 in San Antonio, Texas.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that , by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ronald Cortes/Getty Images)
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While the worst fears have not been realized, Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting that Zion Williamson will be out for a "period of weeks" to start his rookie season with the Pelicans:

This is a precarious start to Williamson's career. We've never quite seen somebody with a combination of his body type and explosiveness, so while it doesn't necessarily qualify as a surprise that he is already battling injuries, it's nonetheless disappointing as he was going to provide a spark of new energy for the NBA. Fingers crossed that these issues don't linger all season and beyond.