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Pelicans' Williamson out at first week of regular season

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Pelicans forward Zion Williamson is now expected to miss at least the first week of the regular season because his recovery from surgery to repair a right foot fracture is taking longer than anticipated.

"Nothing has gone wrong and there is no setback," Pelicans basketball operations chief David Griffin said after practice Thursday, adding that Williamson will be re-evaluated in about two-and-a-half weeks. "It just takes a certain period of time" for bones to heal and "every player is different."

The Pelicans first made public Williamson's health status on the eve of training camp last month, and Williamson said then that he planned to be ready to play in time for New Orleans' regular season opener Oct. 20 against Philadelphia.

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Leaders
Points: Zion Williamson27.0
Rebounds: Steven Adams8.9
Assists: Lonzo Ball5.7
FG%: Zion Williamson61.1%
Steals: Lonzo Ball1.49
Blocks: James Johnson0.82
Defense (Rank)
Points: 114.9 (24)
Rebounds: 41.8 (3)
Assists: 25.9 (25)
FG%: 46.9% (19)
FT%: 79.0% (28)
3P%: 38.0% (25)
Offense (Rank)
Points: 114.6 (9)
Rebounds: 47.4 (3)
Assists: 26.0 (10)
FG%: 47.7% (7)
FT%: 72.9% (29)
3P%: 34.8% (26)
Standings
Southwest Division
  W L Pct GB
Dallas 0 0 - --
Houston 0 0 - --
Memphis 0 0 - --
New Orleans 0 0 - --
San Antonio 0 0 - --
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Transactions
Date Player Transactions
10/13/2021 James Banks III Waived
10/13/2021 Wenyen Gabriel Waived
10/13/2021 Malcolm Hill Waived
10/9/2021 Jared Harper Waived
10/9/2021 Zylan Cheatham Waived
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Injuries
Date Player Status
5/12/2021 Lonzo Ball Sprained Right Thumb
5/5/2021 Brandon Ingram Sprained left ankle
4/2/2021 Josh Hart Thumb
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