Zion says goodbye to the summer league for discomfort in the knee

The Pelicans player says goodbye to the NBA Summer League for a bruise on his left knee. He suffered in a haul of his debut against the Knicks.

Zion Williamson's participation in the summer league held in Las Vegas has been seen and not seen. Nine minutes have been what the young power forward has played in the preliminary competition to the regular season of the NBA. Last Friday he made his official debut with the Pelicans in a loss to the New York Knicks, team that ended up calling his friend and fellow Duke RJ Barrett, and had to retire before reaching the break after a fortuitous shock.

The fact is that the encounter ended soon for both Zion and for the rest, since an earthquake of 6.9 on the Richter scale set off the alarms at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas, finally forcing to suspend the duel in which they were imposing the New Orleans by 80-74. This happened well after the Pelicans' first draft pick gave the scare: he had only 9 minutes on the floor, in which he had already shown part of his potential (11 points), when a knee-jerk with a rival forced to tunnel the locker room ahead of time.

Finally the young power forward suffers a contusion in the left knee. The injury is not of great importance but the board has decided to be cautious with its future star. "Zion will recover from this incident without problems, however, taking the utmost caution possible, we have determined that he will not appear in any game of the remainder of Summer League" , confirmed Pelicans vice president of operations David Griffin In a statement that also took the opportunity to downplay the decision: "Even so, the player will continue participating in training and conditioning the team ."

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