Zion Williamson‘s potential return has once again been pushed back, and the New Orleans Pelicans star is quickly running out of regular season runway.
The Pelicans announced Wednesday that a re-evaluation found Williamson will need at least two more weeks for his injured hamstring to heal:
The New Orleans Pelicans announced today that forward Zion Williamson was recently re-evaluated for his right hamstring strain. Medical imaging revealed that Williamson’s hamstring continues to heal. His next examination will take place in approximately two weeks.
If Williamson were to return in exactly two weeks, which feels like a longshot at this point, that would give him only 10 remaining regular season games to get back up to speed for a potential NBA play-in tournament berth. Another week missed would cut that number down to six games.