Zion Williamson has undergone surgery for a torn lateral meniscus in his right knee and will miss six to eight weeks. The routine debridement was performed by Dr. Jason Folk with assistance from Team Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Misty Suri.

The New Orleans Pelicans were encouraged that the injury was not worse for Williamson.

Williamson was the first overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft.