Concern and it can be said that even anguish in the New Orleans Pelicans: Zion Williamson, who retired injured against the Sixers, will be out for several weeks and it is not known exactly when he will return, although he will be reassessed in three weeks. The power forward has undergone an MRI that has revealed that he is suffering from a hamstring strain, according to specialist Adrian Wojnarowksi.
The loss of the inside is a very hard stick for the Louisiana franchise, which loses its leading scorer, who averages 26 points, 7 rebounds and 4.6 assists in 33 minutes with 61% shooting from the field. After missing the entire season through injury and even being mocked for being overweight, Williamson has more than justified his weight loss since the season began. number 1 of the 2019 draft.
Although an injury is never good news -and even less among teammates-, the loss of the 22-year-old power forward could give even more opportunities to a Willy Hernangómez who is gaining minutes. Apart from the good performance of the Eurobasket MVP, no matter how long he plays, Larry Nance Jr. He is another inner man injured in a Pelicans in which he continues to be unavailable Brandon Ingram.
The eldest of the Hernangómez has played 17 minutes in the last four games in a season in which he averaged only 10 minutes on court, with an average of 10 points and 6.5 rebounds. The 28-year-old Spanish ‘center’ is already in game time last season, when he registered 9.1 goals, 7 catches and 1 assist in 17 minutes. Now or never for Willy.