Zion Williamson Out With A Knee Injury

Freshman sensation Zion Williamson was knocked

out of the North Carolina-Duke rivalry game with a knee sprain

after his Nike shoe blew out during the top-ranked Blue Devils'

opening possession Wednesday night.

This morning on The Valley's Morning News, you can hear Duke coach

Mike Krzyzewski talking about the injury.

Williamson grabbed his right knee in pain after slipping awkwardly

and falling when his left shoe fell apart as he planted hard while

dribbling near the free throw line. The blue rubber sole ripped

loose from the white shoe from the heel to the toes along the

outside edge, with Williamson's foot coming all the way through the

large gap.

Nike said in a statement that it was ''concerned'' and wished

Williamson a speedy recovery. It said it was ''working to identify

the issue.''

No. 8 North Carolina took advantage of Williamson's absence to beat

the Blue Devils 88-72.

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02-21-2019 01:29:01

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