NBA: Preseason-Utah Jazz at New Orleans Pelicans

Oct 11, 2019; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson (1) gestures after making a basket in the second half against the Utah Jazz at the Smoothie King Center. Mandatory Credit: Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports

As the New Orleans Pelicans wrap up the preaseason Friday night in New York, the team is uncertain when Zion Williamson will be cleared to play again.

Williamson remained in New Orleans for testing on his knee as the Pelicans play their preseason finale against the Knicks.

ESPN reported Friday the team is planning to be without Williamson for weeks.

The exact nature of the injury remains uncertain, but ESPN reported the injury is not considered serious.

Williamson, the No. 1 pick in the 2019 NBA Draft, shot 71.4 percent while averaging 23.3 points and 6.5 rebounds in the preseason.

Adrian Wojnarowski broke the news Friday via Twitter: "A severe injury has been ruled out for Zion Williamson's right knee, but he is expected to miss period of weeks to start regular season, league sources tell ESPN. Pels are clearly treating injury with an abundance of caution but there's no shortage of confidence on full recovery."

--Field Level Media

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