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.
NEWS: Zion will miss tonight’s game versus Wake Forest as he continues to recover from a Grade 1 right knee sprain. pic.twitter.com/3zr9QYrSQJ— Duke Basketball (@DukeMBB) March 5, 2019
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.
Zion Williamson is officially out for tonight’s game against Wake Forest. This means that Zion has played his final game in Cameron Indoor Stadium. pic.twitter.com/qPFx3Kf9bZ— Blue Devils (@BlueDevils) March 5, 2019
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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