The New Orleans Pelicans will be without their superstar when the NBA play-in tournament starts next week.

The Pelicans ruled Zion Williamson out of the play-in tournament, and his playoff status is in question. New Orleans advanceaccording to Atlético.

New Orleans Pelicans number 1 Zion Williamson prepares to shoot a free throw during the game against the Philadelphia 76ers on January 2, 2023 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

Williamson hasn’t played since Jan. 2, when the first overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft was announced. he injured his hamstring against the Philadelphia 76ers.

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He has played just 29 games during the 2022-23 season, averaging 26.0 points and 7.0 rebounds per game.

On Thursday, Pelicans executive vice president of basketball operations David Griffin said Williamson would continue his rehabilitation.

New Orleans Pelicans number 1 Zion Williamson looks on during warmups before the preseason game against the Miami Heat on October 12, 2022 at FTX Arena in Miami, Florida.

New Orleans Pelicans number 1 Zion Williamson looks on during warmups before the preseason game against the Miami Heat on October 12, 2022 at FTX Arena in Miami, Florida. (Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images)

«After further evaluation, it has been determined that zion williamson He will continue his rehabilitation and conditioning regimen,» Griffin said. «We will continue to monitor his progression and updates will be provided as warranted.»

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New Orleans clinched a play-in spot Wednesday in a win over the memphis grizzlies and has a chance to move up the rankings as they currently sit a game behind the LA Lakers and Golden State Warriors.

«It’s amazing to have the opportunity to play two years in a row in the postseason,» Pelicans second-year coach Willie Green said. «We’re still building. So for us, this is a big step.»

Zion Williamson, #1 of the New Orleans Pelicans, out with injury, watches from the bench during a game against the Golden State Warriors at the Chase Center on March 28, 2023 in San Francisco, California.

Zion Williamson, #1 of the New Orleans Pelicans, out with injury, watches from the bench during a game against the Golden State Warriors at the Chase Center on March 28, 2023 in San Francisco, California. (Loren Elliott/Getty Images)

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Williamson has spent most of his NBA career dealing with injuries, missing the entire 2021-22 season with a broken foot.

The Duke product has played in just 114 games in four seasons.

Associated Press contributed to this report.