Coach K: Zion Williamson wants to continue playing despite knee injury
There have been plenty of calls for Zion Williamson to shut things down following his knee injury suffered Wednesday night, but his coach says that is not going to happen.
Mike Krzyzewski said after Duke’s 75-65 win at Syracuse on Saturday that Williamson wants to keep playing for the Blue Devils.
Mike K on Zion: "He wants to play. He loves being at Duke." Says he's day-to-day and the injury (knee sprain) is one he can come back from.
— Pete Thamel (@PeteThamel) February 24, 2019
Coach K emphasized that they will not rush Williamson back from the knee injury the freshman star suffered against North Carolina on Wednesday. Williamson suffered a Grade 1 knee strain, allaying the concerns of many. Duke has called Williamson day-to-day, which is how Coach K is describing things.
When Williamson returns is not yet known, but it sounds like he will return at some point this season. We love that news and Williamson’s attitude; he’s a player, and as long as he’s healthy and able, he should be there to carry his team and lead his teammates.