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Zion Williamson suffers left hamstring injury during 40-point game against Lakers, reports say



Zion Williamson reportedly injured left hamstring amidst 40-point outing vs. Lakers

New Orleans Pelicans star Zion Williamson suffered a left hamstring injury during the NBA’s Play-In Tournament game against the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday. Williamson, who showcased an impressive performance with 40 points and 11 rebounds in his postseason debut, had to be taken out of the game due to the injury.

The injury occurred in the final minutes of the game, leaving fans and teammates concerned about his condition. Williamson’s status for the upcoming game against Sacramento on Friday, which will determine the eighth seed in the Western Conference playoffs, remains uncertain pending further testing.

The Pelicans guard CJ McCollum expressed disappointment over Williamson’s early exit, emphasizing the impact the star player had on the game. Despite his injury history throughout his career, Williamson managed to stay relatively healthy this season, playing in 70 games and leading the team in scoring.

Teammates and opponents alike praised Williamson’s performance and talent, with Lakers star LeBron James describing him as a “generational player.” The Pelicans are hopeful for Williamson’s quick recovery as they face a crucial game to keep their playoff hopes alive.

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