The NBA's No. 1 overall draft pick Zion Williamson is expected to miss six-to-eight weeks after having surgery Monday to repair a torn right lateral meniscus, the New Orleans Perlicans announced in a news release.
The the surgery was performed by Dr. Jason Folk and team orthopedic surgeon Dr. Misty Suri.
Williams missed the Pelicans' last preseason contest, a 117-116 win against the New York Knicks, with what the team reported as knee soreness. He sought further evaluation and ultimately had arthroscopic surgery Monday.
Prior to the injury, Williamson posted 23.3 points and 6.5 rebounds per game while shooting 71.4% from the floor this preseason.