Zion Williamson
Zion Williamson #1 of the New Orleans Pelicans is injured again, this time dealing with a sore left ankle. Getty Images | Sean Gardner


  • Zion Williamson may miss more games for the New Orleans Pelicans
  • Williams is becoming a liability if he continues to struggle to keep himself physically healthy
  • The Pelicans will have to find a way to fill in the void with Williamson back on the sidelines.

Zion Williamson is a menacing figure and someone who can throw his weight around on the basketball court.

But this is on the premise that he is healthy and in uniform, particularly with the New Orleans Pelicans.

After missing the 2021-22 NBA campaign on account of a fractured right foot, hopes were high that the 2019 top pick of the NBA Draft would be ready to bolster the upcoming campaign of the Pelicans next season.

Unfortunately, it appears the 6-foot-6 cager is dealing with another injury with reports that Williamson is now nursing a sore left ankle.

As a result of his latest injury, the burly cager was unable to finish the preseason matchup between the Pelicans and the Miami Heat.

He scored 11 points, four assists, and two rebounds in 11 minutes of first-half action but never returned in the second half.

"It was one of those things where it happened and I popped back up, like, 'Yeah, I'm straight,'" Williamson said in a report from ESPN. "Played a few minutes after that, it felt fine. Then they sent me to the back just to double check. We wanted to look at it, had a doc look at it, and he just said a little day-to-day soreness. And, but outside of that, I personally feel fine. Wasn't bad news from the docs."

So far, there is no telling if this will carry on to the 2022-23 NBA season.

New Orleans ends its preseason on Friday, October 13 when they face the Atlanta Hawks.

The Pelicans will open their NBA campaign on October 19 when they visit the Brooklyn Nets.

Should Williamson continue to miss games, the Pelicans may have to bank on their other stars such as Brandon Ingram and CJ McCollum to lead their crusade.

Zion Williamson
New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson is injured again, raising questions on whether he will be ready when the new NBA season starts. Getty Images/Joe Murphy