Zion Williamson Out Weeks With Knee Injury

Ryan Glasspiegel
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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.