Is Zion Williamson Playing Today vs Heat? Pelicans’ Star’s Injury Update Remains Disheartening Ahead of Big Match vs Jimmy Butler

Tonoy Sengupta
|Published 22/01/2023

During his time on the court this season, Zion Williamson was clearly one of the best players in the NBA. And the crazy thing about that is, he is only 22 years old right now. At the rate he is going, it won’t be long before he becomes the face of the NBA.

If there is one thing that worried fans about him, it is that he is prone to get injured. And as most Pelicans fans are painfully aware, it has happened yet again.

Williamson has missed the last 9 games in a row for the Pelicans. And due to it, the franchise has won just 3 of its last 10 matches.

Simply put, they need their star man back, and they need him now.

So, with that in mind, will Zion Williamson play today against the Miami Heat?

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Zion Williamson’s health status remains unchanged

Fortunately, Zion Williamson’s recent injury is not related to his knee. No, the reason for his absence from the court has been due to a strained hamstring.

The ailment is not as severe as previously imagined, as per reports.

However, despite tonight’s game against Jimmy Butler being a big one, it will simply prove too soon for the man. In fact, as ESPN reports, the star man is still about a week away from being re-evaluated.

It’s harsh, but the Pelicans will once again have to find a way to win without him.


What are Zion Williamson’s averages from this season?

After 29 games played, Zion Williamson is averaging 26 points, 7 rebounds, 4.6 assists, 1.1 steals, and 0.6 blocks per game.

The man is also shooting 60.8% from the field, 36.8% from beyond the arc, and 71.4% from the free-throw line.

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Tonoy Sengupta

Tonoy Sengupta

Tonoy Sengupta is an Editor of NBA content at The SportsRush. Coming from an athletically inclined family, he has been surrounded by sports ever since he was 4 years old. But, while initially pouring all his time into Football (soccer), at 14, Tonoy discovered basketball through the countless highlights of Stephen Curry humiliating players from Curry Land. And just like that, a fiery passion for the game was ignited within Tonoy. And soon after, he decided to become a student of journalism, graduating in 2022, and choosing sports as his area of interest. Today, you can find him spending 99% of his time browsing through every type of content on every team in the NBA, before uncorking everything he has found to the world. In the 1% he isn't doing this, you can find him playing Basketball, Football, Volleyball, or practically any other sport he has had the opportunity to learn.

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