Zion Williamson (New Orleans Pelicans) suffers a setback in recovery from foot surgery

New Orleans Pelicans power forward Zion Williamson suffered a setback in his rehab process and will remain off the court indefinitely, sources told ESPN.

Williamson, who has missed a game this season due to surgery for a fractured right foot, must continue to wait for the bone to heal properly.

It is unclear when Williamson will return.

On December 2, the Pelicans announced that Williamson was experiencing foot pain and prevented him from returning to full-team practice.

Williamson will not be able to perform weight-bearing work until another exam can reevaluate the foot and the healing process.

Williamson’s debut season in 2019-20 was delayed to January 22, 2020 due to a torn meniscus. He ended up playing in just 24 games that season due to injury. He played 61 of a possible 72 games a season ago when he averaged 27 points on 61.1 percent shooting while being named All-Star.

Since he has yet to enter the court this season, Williamson has played 85 career games and missed 87.