On Monday, Zion Williamson underwent successful surgery to repair his torn meniscus and is now expected to miss six to eight weeks. Shams Charania of The Athletic was the first to report the news.
Pelicans rookie star Zion Williamson underwent arthroscopic surgery for torn meniscus in right knee and will be out 6-to-8 weeks.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) October 21, 2019
Williamson is the 19-year-old phenom who was selected by the New Orleans Pelicans with the first overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft. At Duke last season, Williamson averaged 22.6 points and 8.9 rebounds per game. He won nearly every national award possible for an individual player at the college level.
The Pelicans will rely more on Jahlil Okafor, Jaxson Hayes, Derrick Favors and Brandon Ingram in the frontcourt to start the season.