Zion Williamson burst through his shoe and suffered a knee injury just 33 seconds into Duke's loss to North Carolina. Coach Krzyzewski claimed that the injury was a mild knee sprain, and with just five games left in the Blue Devils' regular season, many are wondering whether Zion will take the court again this season.
Wednesday's injury was certainly a scare for arguably the most marketable college basketball player in the nation. NFL wide receiver Dez Bryant commented on the issue, having suffered knee injuries of his own in the past, and claimed that the next time we see Zion on a basketball court will be in a Knicks jersey.
Pre-MRI diagnosis, as it was reported there r no machines to take scans in t/ building. Coach K tamped down macro injury concerns which is good. Still, Duke has just 5 games left on its regular schedule. As far as ZWs return to game action, what is best for the player at this pt? https://t.co/Ov3zJSOxmJ— ig: josinaanderson (@JosinaAnderson) February 21, 2019
With so few games remaining on Duke's schedule, and many lucrative future contracts to think about, Bryant is predicting that the superstar freshman will close the door on his college playing days and begin to focus on the NBA Draft.
A serious injury could cost Williamson hundreds of millions in investments and potentially cause him to lose his clamp as the No. 1 draft selectee. It would make sense for him to shut it down for the rest of the season and secure the check.
Zion Williamson seems like an outstanding young man as well as an outstanding basketball player. Wishing him a speedy recovery.— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) February 21, 2019
Still, we also know that Zion is a competitor and would thrive in the spotlight of March Madness, so it remains to be seen what the budding star will do.
He's gotten a suggestion from Bryant, who knows a thing or two about injuries, so perhaps Williamson will heed this advice and prioritize his future in the NBA over finishing out the season with Duke.