New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson has suffered a setback in his recovery from a facture in his right foot. He picked up the injury during offseason and has yet to make an appearance on court for the Pelicans this season.

The Pelicans issued a statement explaining the condition of Williamson, though they couldn’t provide any information as to when the forward will be able return to court.

“After experiencing persistent soreness in his right foot, Zion Williamson underwent medical imaging which showed a regression in the bone healing of his fifth metatarsal,” the Pelicans said in a statement. “As a result, the volume and intensity of his training will be reduced for an extended period to help allow for further bone healing.”

On Dec. 2, the Pelicans announced that the forward was experiencing soreness in his foot and stopped him from returning to full team drills in practice. He will be held out of weight-bearing work until another set of imaging reassess the injury.

Williamson’s debut season in 2019-20 was delayed until Jan. 22,202o because of a torn meniscus. The player ended up appearing for just 24 games in the entire season because of the injury and COVID-19 stoppage.

He played 61 out 72 possible games last season, averaging 27,0 points on 61.1% shooting while being named NBA All-Star. Since then he has yet to take court this season. The NBA forward has now played 85 games in his career and missing on 87.

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