3/6/22, 10:19 PM


BIG-time positive news on Zion. Coming back to the team means his toe fracture healing has definitely progressed. They were waiting and watching before, and the possibility of a repeat surgery was probably being considered.

So what now?

Can’t imagine the currently 10th place Pelicans rushing him back now. He’s been off of that foot for a while so needs plenty of re-conditioning. But this injury should now be basically behind Zion, which is a huge win itself. Re-fracture rates are low, and performance tends to bounce back to pre-injury trajectories.

Look for a strong, healthy start to next season from Zion. His fans have strong reason to breathe a big sigh of relief today.

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