More than likely, the injury isn't too severe, as Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reported on Friday morning.
Wojnarowski notes that the Pelicans have no shortage of confidence that the forward will have a full recovery but are treating the injury with an abundance of caution.More news: Springboks bid to oust 'likeable' hosts Japan
He proved why he's the runaway favourite to win Rookie of the Year in those contests with averages of 23.3 points, 6.5 rebounds and 2.3 assists on 71.4 percent shooting from the field.
Williamson's injury is a big letdown for National Basketball Association fans, who were hoping to see the first overall pick in action against the Toronto Raptors on opening night. After just eight minutes, the Pelicans shut Williamson down for the summer, although they said they were just being overly cautious.More news: China yet to confirm its stands on Phase one deal
Williamson missed three weeks, then returned during the ACC Tournament and was named tournament MVP.
According to another report by Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports, Williamson will undergo further evaluation of his right knee injury, but early indications are that he has avoided "long term" injury with this right knee ailment. Williamson is listed at 285 pounds, which is heavy for a player who is about 6 feet 6 inches.
As far as who will actually replace the promising rookie in the starting lineup, the Pelicans' options aren't exactly pleasing.More news: MPs back Brexit deal delay on 'Super Saturday'
The start of the Zion Williamson era in New Orleans will have to wait.