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Pelicans: Zion Williamson healing, still out indefinitely

Pelicans star Zion Williamson

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - NOVEMBER 13: Zion Williamson #1 of the New Orleans Pelicans stands on the court prior to the start of a NBA game against the Memphis Grizzlies at Smoothie King Center on November 13, 2021 in New Orleans, Louisiana. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

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The Pelicans are surging toward the play-in tournament.

Could they get back their franchise player, Zion Williamson, during the stretch run?

Pelicans release:

Recent imaging showed improved bone healing of the fifth metatarsal in Zion Williamson’s right foot. He will gradually progress to full weight-bearing exercise and basketball activities. He remains out indefinitely.

This seems to counter the possibility Williamson will need a second surgery.

All that’s left to worry about is Williamson’s work ethic, whether Williamson trusts the Pelicans, how Williamson treats his teammates, whether Williamson wants to leave New Orleans, whether we can trust this update and Williamson’s ongoing absence with still no end in sight.