NEW ORLEANS (AP) Soreness in Zion Williamson's surgically repaired right foot derailed plans for the 2020 All-Star forward to take part in his first full practice of the season on Thursday, team officials said. Now the plan is to rest the 2019 top overall draft choice for a few days to see if pain subsides, first-year Pelicans coach Willie Green said. The Pelicans have started the season 6-18 without Williamson, who has not played in a game this season but appeared to be closer to returning to action when the club said last week that he had been cleared to participate in full-speed five-on-five drills.
Add a few more weeks to the Zion Williamson return timetable.
Zion Williamson was hoping to participate Thursday in his first full practice since having offseason surgery to repair a fractured right foot.
The Pelicans downplayed the severity of the setback but foot issues for big men are always cause for concern.
Zion Williamson's return to the floor has been delayed because of soreness in his surgically repaired right foot, the New Orleans Pelicans announced Thursday afternoon.