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Zion Williamson leaves the game with a contusion to his hind thigh after a hard fall

Zion Williamson leaves the game with a contusion to his hind thigh after a hard fall

New Orleans Pelicans stars Zion Williamson And the Brandon Ingram Both were knocked out of Sunday’s game due to injuries and have not returned.

Ingram suffered a head injury after colliding with his teammate in the first quarter Nagy Marshall. The Pelican confirmed on Monday He suffers from a concussion and has been put into the NBA’s concussion protocols. The Utah Jazz He won the match, 122-121.

Williamson left the match after a hard fall on the field after a shot stopped him. Pelicans later announced that He suffered a bruise in the back thigh.

The injury occurred as early as the fourth trimester in a rapid break. Williamson blocked a Jordan Clarkson He jumped a shot and tried to hit the ball from a pass outlet on the other basket. Clarkson blocked Williamson’s shot from behind, and Williamson landed on the court on his stern. He rolled on the floor in pain for a moment before standing up and trying to continue playing.

The swans made it out for him Herbert Jones In the next stop, Williamson did not return to the game. The Pelicans have not offered a prediction or timeline for Williamson’s return, and coach Willie Green was unaware of his situation during His press conference after the match.

Williamson’s bruise doesn’t look serious, but any fourth-year forward injury is cause for concern. When Williamson is healthy, he is one of the game’s brightest stars. During his most complete NBA season in 2020-21, Williamson averaged 27 points and 7.2 rebounds while shooting 61.1% from the ground as a dominant force at the post.

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He played 61 games that season, the most of his NBA career. He played in only 24 games as a rookie in 2019-20 and missed the entirety of last season due to a foot injury. His return to a youthful core alongside Ingram and CJ McCollum is cause for optimism that the Pelicans could develop into a Playoff competitor. The Pelicans are clearly hoping for a quick return to play for both Williamson and Ingram after their 2-1 start.

New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson lies on the floor after coming down while leading the basket in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz in New Orleans, Sunday, October 23, 2022. Williamson left the game and the Jazz won in overtime 122-121. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)