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Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Zion Williamson will sit again vs. Virginia Tech with knee injury

Zion Williamson

Duke superstar Zion Williamson missed Saturday’s win over Syracuse as he recovers from a knee injury he suffered last week, and the freshman will be out at least one more game.

Blue Devils coach Mike Krzyzewski told reporters on Monday that Williamson will not play in Tuesday night’s game against No. 20 Virginia Tech. However, Coach K said Williamson is trending in the right direction.

Williamson was diagnosed with a knee sprain after his left sneaker ripped apart during the first minute of Duke’s game against North Carolina last Wednesday. He was fortunate the injury was only minor, but the freak play has led to increased calls for him to sit out the remainder of the season to protect his NBA future. As of now, it does not sound like Williamson is planning to do that.

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