By Eurohoops team/ firstname.lastname@example.org
Zion Williamson underwent foot surgery this past summer and has been missing the early part of the 2021-22 season. Although the Pelicans young star has been rehabbing and working on getting back to the court, one thing stayed a concern, as was the case ever since he was drafted. His weight.
The 21-year-old big owes much to his size and athleticism but there’re two sides to that coin. While it helps him cope with the NBA physicality, it also increases the risk of injury.
That said, the most recent video of Zion training before the Pelicans‘ game didn’t make anyone a believer, as he seems to have gained a hefty amount of weight following the surgery and didn’t seem to move lightly and freely. Reportedly, Zion has reached 300 pounds (136 kg).
The situation caused major concern among the fans but it also spurred some comments from ex-players and experts, including the New York Knicks legend Clyde Frazier who urged Zion to lose the weight.