Pelicans supervising Zion Williamson’s rehab from afar

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Adrian Wojnarowski: The rehab process has moved from New Orleans to Portland, Oregon, and the Pelicans and Zion Williamson agreed on this and work together to get him to Portland and Zion’s trying to come back now from a foot fracture. You know, that’s included a couple of setbacks in terms of the timeline. But I’m told that the intention, and the expectation remains that Zion Williamson will play this season for the Pelicans. But he’s in Portland now. The team is still supervising his regimen there. But he’s gotten away from town, and so he’ll continue to work there.
Source: YouTube

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Jake Madison @NOLAJake
Locked on Pelicans is live!
🏀 Zion will rehab away from the Pelicans
🏀 Why did the team even release this statement?
🏀 Something else going on or is this a non-story?
🎧 https://t.co/BETlDzTh35
Watch on YouTube!
📺 https://t.co/4DBESaga40 pic.twitter.com/MEYWBjBKUJ9:06 AM

Christian Clark @cclark_13
Zion Williamson will not be with the Pelicans while he continues rehabbing his injured right foot. The 21-year-old star is still weeks — if not months — away from getting back on the floor.
Latest here: nola.com/sports/pelican…5:12 PM

Oleh Kosel @OlehKosel
Zion Williamson is reportedly continuing his rehabilitation in Portland.
Thumbs up for me.
Considering we’re 77 days into a Pelicans season in which Z was supposed to appear in game #1, utilizing another avenue with resources sounds like a good plan. https://t.co/K7A3MwgSjN pic.twitter.com/99mRKUB7x25:03 PM

The Vertical @YahooSportsNBA
“As you can imagine, this has been a very difficult process for me.”
Zion Williamson’s first comments since his foot injury was announced don’t point to a return to basketball any time soon.
➡️ https://t.co/pR0afOpMNl pic.twitter.com/KvQzM24BSN4:40 PM

Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
Zion Williamson to continue foot rehab away from New Orleans nba.nbcsports.com/2022/01/05/zio…3:44 PM

Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
Story: Zion Williamson will continue his rehab away from the team. Per @Adrian Wojnarowski, Zion is in Portland, Ore. to continue there.
espn.com/nba/story/_/id…3:05 PM

Will Guillory @WillGuillory
Here’s the statement from Zion Williamson, released by the team, regarding his continued rehab in Portland.
This is the first time we’ve heard from the Pels star since Media Day. pic.twitter.com/DEzKMgbVRs3:01 PM

Emiliano Carchia @Sportando
Pelicans star Zion Williamson to continue rehab away from team
sportando.basketball/en/pelicans-st…2:54 PM

Adam Zagoria @AdamZagoria
Now on @ForbesSports
Zion Williamson Rehabbing Foot Away From New Orleans Pelicans As Future Remains Cloudy via @forbes forbes.com/sites/adamzago…2:52 PM

Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
The latest on Zion Williamson’s ongoing rehab pic.twitter.com/a3vNd4fVtH2:44 PM

Sean Highkin @highkin
Got the email about Zion Williamson’s whereabouts – 2:36 PM

Stefan Bondy @SBondyNYDN
I don’t know the odds of Zion playing again for the Pelicans but id bet the against it. – 2:35 PM

Christian Clark @cclark_13
The Pelicans announce Zion Williamson will be rehabbing from his foot injury away from the team. Forward has yet to play this season after saying he expected to be back for the regular season opener. – 2:32 PM

Matt Steinmetz @SteinmetzNBA
Worth remembering that Zion Williamson averaged 27 ppg., on 60 percent shooting, and only missed 11 games last year. Goodness. – 1:17 PM

Matt Steinmetz @SteinmetzNBA
If Andrew Wiggins is going to be an NBA All-Star, this would be the year. Injuries to Leonard, George, A. Davis and Z. Williamson open up the door. – 12:55 PM

More on this storyline

While the Pelicans did not announce the location, sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski that Williamson is doing his rehab in Portland, Oregon. -via ESPN / January 5, 2022

Michael Scotto: Pelicans star Zion Williamson will dial back his rehab to only partial weight bearing activities, David Griffin said. Zion noted it’s been a “very difficult process” for him and released a full statement below. pic.twitter.com/bvWzUIN2Y2 -via Twitter @MikeAScotto / January 5, 2022

Andrew Lopez: The Pelicans say Zion Williamson has been doing his rehab away from the team. He is still under supervision of the team. Sources say the Pelicans arranged for transportation out of New Orleans for Williamson. Further updates on Zion’s status are expected in the next few weeks. -via Twitter @_Andrew_Lopez / January 5, 2022