Oct 21, 2019 - Sports

Zion Williamson out 6–8 weeks with torn meniscus

Zion Williamson

Zion Williamson. Photo: Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images

New Orleans Pelicans first-round pick Zion Williamson is expected to miss six to eight weeks after undergoing surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee, per a team statement.

Why it matters: Williamson's health and his knees have already proven to be an issue, despite the 6-foot-7, 285-pound forward not having played a regular-season NBA game. The 19-year-old Williamson — one of the highly anticipated rookies to enter the NBA since LeBron James — suffered a right knee sprain earlier this year while playing college basketball at Duke.

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