Is Zion Williamson Playing Tonight vs Trail Blazers? Pelicans Release Concerning Update for Injured Star

Adit Pujari
|Published 12/03/2023

Zion Williamson has proven to be a risky asset for the New Orleans Pelicans. Although a sensational talent, Williamson hasn’t been on the court as often as the team would have liked. Until now, Zion hasn’t proven his worth on the court. His skill and potential have been undermined by his injury-prone spell.
He has only made 29 appearances this season and last played on January 2. Williamson left the game in the third quarter and is yet to return.
The latest injury reports suggest Zion Williamson is experiencing a strain in his hamstring. He is expected to be out for at least two more weeks.

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Zion Williamson will remain inactive against the Trail Blazers

Zion has been listed as out in the Pelicans’ official injury report. He will remain inactive for the next few weeks. It’s hard to imagine his return this season unless the Pelicans manage to stay afloat.


Zion Williamson will MISS a minimum of 2 more weeks, Pelicans have announced.

Medical imaging revealed the Pelicans star’s hamstring continues to heal and is still up re-evaluation.


The Portland Trail Blazers stand 13th in the West. The Pelicans stand only 2 spots ahead at 11th. In theory, the two teams are evenly matched. With Damian Lillard’s resurgence, the Trail Blazers certainly have an edge.

The Pelicans will need Brandon Ingram on the active roster if they want to have a fighting chance. However, he missed the last game as well and there is no surety he’d be playing in the upcoming game.

New Orleans Pelicans expected starting lineup

Willie Green’s roster will depend on Brandon Ingram’s presence. In case he is absent, Green will likely employ the last game’s lineup. If Ingram is cleared to play tonight, he will start alongside Jonas Valanciunas and Trey Murphy III on the frontcourt. Meanwhile, CJ McCollum and Herbert Jones will start on the backcourt. This should give them a size advantage over the Trail Blazers.

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Adit Pujari

Adit Pujari

Adit Pujari is an NBA Content Manager at The SportsRush. He formerly worked as a debate and writing trainer. An avid fan of Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers, Adit began following the sport in 2007. With the Lakers and Boston Celtics rivalry ripe, Adit found himself hooked on the sport immediately. Having followed NBA for 15 years, he decided to use his knowledge base as a sports writer in 2021. Since then, he has worked as an NBA writer, led a team of MLB writers, and has now joined The SportsRush. In his spare time, Adit loves playing basketball and climbing Himalayan peaks and passes. He has also authored a poetry book.

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