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New Orleans Pelicans clear Zion Williamson for full team activities

Earlier this week, Zion Williamson was rumored to possibly get the greelight to return to 5 v 5 activity with the New Orleans Pelicans. Late on Friday, the NBA teams announced doctors gave the young player the full medical permit to return with his teammates. Earlier on Friday, he played a full 4v4 game and didn't have any type of issues with his injury. After the news broke, the plan is to get Williamson fully fit between 2-3 weeks but he will likely get some playing time against the Thunder on December 15. After the latest scan results came out, doctors saw no more damage on his fractured right foot and cleared him to return to practice.

In a press release from the team, New Orleans Pelicans shared the great news with the rest of the world: "The New Orleans Pelicans announced today that forward Zion Williamson has been cleared to participate in full team activities. Williamson, who underwent imaging on his fractured right foot on Wednesday (Nov. 24), was medically cleared by Dr. Richard Ferkel of Southern California Orthopedic Institute and Dr. Scott Montgomery of Ochsner Health. Williamson played 4-on-4 full court today and will continue his progression towards returning to play. An estimated date to return to game action has not been determined.

Can Zion Williamson overcome his overweight issues?

Amid his overweight issues, Zion Williamson is expected to take a little longer to return to full fitness. However, the player has a massive opportunity to prove what he is made of depending on how long it takes him to go back to his previous weight and speed. Obviously, Zion's teammates are thrilled to have him back training with them considering how terrible this season has been without him. If all goes well, the young star can return to play against OKC Thunder or Milwaukee Bucks. But everybody just wants him to fully recover so he doesn't suffer another injury on the same area.

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