Future Duke star Zion Williamson wrecked his thumb during the McDonald’s All-American game Wednesday night.
Williamson, who is known for his high-flying ability on the court, bent his thumb in a direction it’s not meant to go when he fell driving to the hoop.
I wouldn’t recommend watching if you have a weak stomach.
Zion Williamson’s thumb bends in a way it’s not supposed to. pic.twitter.com/MhhsnGYGF7
— Scott Charlton (@Scott_Charlton) March 29, 2018
Zion Williamson had to leave the McDonald’s All-American game early after injuring his thumb. pic.twitter.com/58I7d2U2et
— ESPN (@espn) March 29, 2018
— Overtime (@overtime) March 29, 2018
The extent of the injury is currently unknown, but Williamson is due to see a doctor today.
Zion Williamson injured hand in second half. Currently being evaluated, will see personal orthapedist tomorrow.
— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) March 29, 2018
This is a main reason of why I hate all-star events and extra games. There’s no upside of any kind. These kids aren’t getting paid to play in these games, and it has zero impact on their collegiate or professional goals. It’s just another opportunity for a player to get hurt.
I would cringe if I was a college coach, and a player of mine was suiting up in one of these games. Absolutely cringe and hold my breath praying nothing happened. Coach K can’t be happy that the crown jewel of his recruiting class is no longer healthy. He’s going to be super pissed if Williamson needs surgery.
Obviously, we’re all hoping for the best. Nobody likes seeing anybody get hurt. In the meantime, here are some unreal dunks for the basketball phenom.