Duke basketball star Zion Williamson suffered an incredibly scary injury Wednesday night in a devastating 88-72 loss to North Carolina.
The freshman phenom sprained his knee when his shoe exploded on the court. He immediately went down, and was clearly in a ton of pain.
Watch a video of the incident below.
Still can’t believe this happened. Hope Zion is ok. pic.twitter.com/J4OYIe2vEz
— Joe Trahan (@JoeTrahan) February 21, 2019
Coach K said after the game the knee was “stable,” but the Blue Devils don’t have a timetable for his return right now.
Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski says that Zion Williamson has a mild knee sprain and that his knee is stable. More details will be available tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/eHN9gSbE7p
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) February 21, 2019
If you’re a Duke fan, that video is the scariest video on the planet. Zion is the most electrifying player in the game of college basketball, and now he’s been sidelined with no set date of a return.
That howling noise off in the distance is the sound of Duke fans panicking. I don’t blame them for freaking out either.
Zion can’t be replaced. Coach K and his guys have dominated pretty much all year. The freshman freak of nature gets hurt, and UNC blows them out. (RELATED: Duke Takes Top Spot In Latest College Basketball AP Poll, Wisconsin Falls To 22)
Again, it’s hard to put into words what a difference Zion not being on the court makes.
Zion’s bounce will always be mesmerizing
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) February 21, 2019
Even though I hate Duke, I really hope Williamson is ready to go for March Madness. We’ve waited all year to see just how far the Blue Devils can take this show, and it feels like we’d be robbed if he didn’t play.