The ​Duke Blue Devils have struggled against top teams without star freshman ​Zion Williamson, and now the biggest question facing the group is when Williamson will return to the floor. 


Zion's ​missed the team's past four games, a stretch in which they've gone 2-2, and now he's set to miss a fifth consecutive game, as he has been ruled out for the Blue Devils' tilt against Wake Forest on Tuesday night. ​

​​Williamson initially sprained his knee after​ bursting through his Nike PG 2.5 sneaker while planting his feet for a quick stop. The injury occurred less than one minute into Duke's matchup with North Carolina, and Williamson hasn't played since. 


There is some fear that Williamson will opt to preserve his body for the NBA Draft rather than risk millions of dollars should he suffer a serious injury during the tourney. Still, Williamson has voiced his desire to keep playing, despite many people issuing warnings over his health. 

Tuesday night was Williamson's last chance to play at Cameron Indoor Stadium, meaning that chapter of his Duke career is officially behind him. If he is to play again this season, it will be on the road. 


Williamson is currently the projected No. 1 overall pick, and it's not really close. The Duke freshman has averaged 21.6 points, 8.8 rebounds, 2.2 assists, 2.2 steals and 1.8 blocks per game across 26 games played in his freshman campaign. 


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