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Zion Williamson Out 6-8 Weeks After Knee Surgery

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Published on October 22, 2019 - Duration: 01:20s

Zion Williamson Out 6-8 Weeks After Knee Surgery

Zion Williamson Out 6-8 Weeks After Knee Surgery .

Williamson had surgery for a torn meniscus in his right knee on Monday.

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Williamson will miss at least the first 20 games of the regular season.

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New Orleans Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry thought Williamson injured his knee on Oct.

13 against the San Antonio Spurs.

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Williamson did not travel with the team for the Pelicans' final preseason game against the New York Knicks.

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Williamson averaged 23.3 points, 6.5 rebounds and shot 71.4% in four preseason games.

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The former Duke forward was drafted by the Pelicans with the No.

1 overall pick in June's NBA Draft.

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We have a deep team.

We'll hold it down as best we can without him.

Obviously we need him back and hopefully he takes his time and recovers fully.

, JJ Redick, Pelicans guard, via statement

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