Outside of New Orleans, it seems to be taken for granted that Zion Williamson has not started the season and is on his way to missing a quarter of it. The latest information reveals that the young player is already training with contact. But updates on his recovery are trickling down. Nothing new considering that we did not know about his operation until the day the teams’ training camp started. Something that we now know was due to the player’s own privacy wishes.
This is how Brian Windhorst tells it in his last article for ESPN. According to the journalist, Williamson wanted to keep his medical status a secret until possible. Therefore, despite undergoing surgery on August 8, it was not until September 27 that David Griffin gave the news.
In recent days the focus has been on the physical form Zion and how the Pelicans have altered eating and fitness plans for him. Perhaps because of this type of scrutiny, the boy decides to avoid the media exposure of his state of health. However, the franchise is facing criticism from the betting world for hiding relevant information in this regard and doubts in the NBA environment with its lack of transparency as a price to pay for the happiness of its star.
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