NBA executives around the league strongly believe that Pelicans star Zion Williamson left the team’s front office in the dark regarding his foot surgery in the offseason.

It has happened, yet again. For the second time in three years of Zion Williamson’s youthful career, he is set to miss the season opener. This is following the fresh news of Williamson’s offseason foot injury suffered from a workout before the summer league.

According to Bleacher Report’s Jake Fischer, sources identify that there is existing talk within the league, suggesting that the management of New Orleans was not fully aware of Williamson’s foot surgery up until media day.

However, sources close to Bleacher Report maintain that both Williamson and the Pelicans are on the same page in terms of the star’s injury status and concerns.

Together with Zion missing the first game, he may experience a minutes restriction once he steps foot on the court for the first time this season.

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With the expectations of the star missing significant time this month, executives around the league are closely monitoring the situation with Williamson and the Pelicans. Suggesting that executive vice president of basketball operations David Griffin planned to speak to the media, instead of broadcasting the injury status via a press release.

With Zion’s continuous injury woes, it seems that there is a ton of uncertainty regarding the entire issue. There are constant questions such as when is he going to play? How serious is the injury? Is his weight a contributing factor?

Regardless of how serious Williamson’s injury status is today, a saga like this is worth monitoring by fans and executives around the league, as serious developments can arise from this situation.