Credit: Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports
Credit Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports

New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson was cleared Tuesday to participate in contact drills, beginning with 1-on-1 workouts.

Williamson was cleared after undergoing imaging on his fractured right foot last week. He'll have another MRI on Nov. 24, which will determine whether he can be cleared for full team workouts.

Williamson has been participating in light drills. The Pelicans are off to a 2-13 start.

Williamson suffered the injury early in the offseason, with the Pelicans revealing it in late September.

A member of the All-Rookie team and a 2021 All-Star, Williamson has shown rare explosiveness and scoring ability around the hoop. For his career, he has shot 60.4 percent from the floor and averaged 25.7 points per game.

The issue has been staying healthy. As a rookie, Williamson appeared in only 24 of the Pelicans' 72 games. Last year, he played in 61 of 72 games.

--Field Level Media

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