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Pelicans star Zion Williamson leaves loss to 76ers early with hamstring injury

New Orleans Pelicans star Zion Williamson surrendered a loss to the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday night with a hamstring injury.

It’s unclear how serious Williamson’s injury is at this point, but manager Willie Green said after the game that he only knew it was Williamson’s right hamstring, amid impressive plays between Williamson and the Pelicans. .

Via ESPN’s Andrew Lopez, Green said of the injury, “It was just a pivotal moment in the game.” “We got some images and looked at him and hopefully he’s fine. It was a tough loss for us.”

Williamson went down in the 3rd quarter just after grabbing a defensive rebound. Williamson tried to push the ball up the court, but he suddenly pulled up and started grabbing his right foot, quickly handing it over.

Williamson then checked out of the game after a foul on the opposing side and did not return. He finished the night with 26 points, 7 assists and 6 rebounds while shooting 10-of-12 from the field.

In Philadelphia’s 120-111 victory, Joel Embiid led the 76ers with 42 points and 11 rebounds while James Harden scored 27 points.

Williamson is averaging 29.1 points and 6.3 rebounds over his last 10 games with the Pelicans. After missing the entire 2021-22 season with a foot injury that cost him a good amount of time in his first two seasons as a professional, Williamson has been out of a possible 37 games this season. Appeared in 29 games of and safety protocols.

It’s unclear how long Williamson will be out. But given his injury history and the fact that it’s still early January, there’s no real reason to rush him back. Matches will be played against the Brooklyn Nets and the Dallas Mavericks respectively.

It’s unclear how serious Zion Williamson’s hamstring injury is and whether he could be sidelined with the Pelicans. (Tim Nuwachuk/Getty Images)