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Zion Williamson Cleared for Return From Injury: Fantasy Basketball Impact (2022)

May 26, 2022
Zion Williamson

Zion Williamson has been an enigma since his time at Duke University. The undisputed first-overall pick in his draft class, Williamson made fans wait to see him debut due to injuries. Unfortunately for NBA and fantasy basketball faithful, those ailments have followed Williamson during his young career. Good news came Thursday, as it’s been reported that Williamson is cleared to return. Let’s take a look at the fantasy basketball impact of Zion Williamson’s injury news.

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News:

According to Pelicans’ reporter Andrew Lopez, F Zion Williamson (foot) has been medically cleared to return to play. (Andrew Lopez)

Fantasy Impact:

After suffering a broken bone in the fifth metatarsal of his foot, Williamson missed the entirety of the 2022 basketball season for the Pelicans. Despite a playoff push and on-court drills and workouts, the Pelicans choose not to have their former first-overall selection play. On Thursday, the team and medical staff showed imaging pertaining to Williamson’s foot that gave him a clean bill of health and later announced that he has been medically cleared for a return to play in 2022-2023. With injury concerns remaining a large part of the mystery around Williamson, managers can breathe a sigh of relief as there were thoughts around the league that this could be a potential career-defining injury.


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