Duke's Zion Williamson (1) falls to the floor with an injury while chasing the ball with North Carolina's Luke Maye (32) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Durham, N.C., Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019.

(AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

Duke Star Williamson Injures Knee After Nike Shoe Blows Out

Zion Williamson was knocked out of the rivalry game by a knee injury

February 20, 2019 - 10:12 pm

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Freshman sensation Zion Williamson was knocked out of the North Carolina-Duke rivalry game by a knee injury after his Nike shoe blew out during the top-ranked Blue Devils' opening possession.

Williamson, the ACC's second-leading scorer at 22.4 points per game and arguably the most exciting player in college basketball, left the marquee game after 36 seconds Wednesday night.

He ended up on the floor near the free throw line, then walked off with a slight limp but under his own power before heading back to the locker room with no shoes on his feet.

Related: Duke Reclaims No. 1 In AP Top 25; Tennessee Falls To Fifth


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