Zion Williamson to miss All-Star Game, will have hamstring injury reevaluated after break
The Pelicans star, voted an ASG starter, has been out since early January with a hamstring injury
Zion Williamson's absence due to a hamstring injury will reportedly continue into the All-Star break.
The New Orleans Pelican star, voted a starter in the 2023 NBA All-Star Game, will miss his team's next three games and will have his hamstring injury reevaluated after the All-Star break, according to ESPN's Andrew Lopez.
Zion Williamson will not play in the next three games and will not play in the All-Star Game.
Willie Green said team will not see the starting five they started the year with before ASG.
Expect Williamson to be re-evaluated once again after the break from his hamstring injury.
— Andrew Lopez (@_Andrew_Lopez) February 8, 2023
That gives the NBA three All-Star starters to replace now, as Stephen Curry (leg) and Kevin Durant (MCL sprain) had already been ruled out for the game.
Zion Williamson remains injured
Williamson has not played since he pulled up limping in a game against the Philadelphia 76ers on Jan. 2. The Pelicans announced the next day he would be reevaluated in three weeks, but more than five weeks have now passed since the injury.
The Pelicans, who entered that game against the Sixers third in the Western Conference standings at 23-13, have struggled heavily since Williamson went down. The team is 29-27, eighth in the West and among the eight teams in the conference with between 26 and 28 losses.
Williamson, who has also missed multiple games this season due to a hip injury, a foot injury and health and safety protocols, is averaging 26 points, 7 rebounds and 4.6 assists per game this season while shooting 60.8% from the field. He has played 114 NBA games total in his professional career.
Despite those persistent injury struggles, he remains one of the NBA's most popular players, as evidenced by his All-Star starter selection.