Duke star Zion Williamson will miss Saturday’s matchup against Syracuse after struggling a knee sprain early in his group’s matchup against North Carolina on Wednesday, the Blue Devils launched earlier to tip-off.
The Duke freshman is listed as on a regular basis after he was recognized with a Grade 1 correct knee sprain, the school launched Thursday. Coach Mike Krzyzewski initially said the star’s knee is regular and there is not however a timetable for his return.
Ok on Zion: “Mild knee sprain. The knee is stable. We don’t know how long he’ll be out. So that’s that.”
— Luke DeCock (@LukeDeCock) February 21, 2019
The freshman was dribbling in the direction of the basket about 40 seconds into the game when his Nike sneaker ripped. He fell to the bottom sooner than heading to the Duke bench and then the locker room.
Zion Williamson is so extremely efficient he annihilated his shoe… pic.twitter.com/H9GxcP67pj
— Chris Montano (@gswchris) February 21, 2019
Zion is just too sturdy for his footwear. pic.twitter.com/hhVgAs6xoJ
— Sporting News (@sportingnews) February 21, 2019
Williamson has been top-of-the-line players in college basketball this season and he is anticipated to be chosen with the No. 1 select throughout the NBA Draft.
He entered the matchup averaging 22.4 elements and 9.2 rebounds whereas capturing 68.3 % from the sector.
Duke went on to fall to North Carolina, 88-72. The two teams will meet as soon as extra March 9 on the Dean E. Smith Center.