With all of the anticipation and hype surrounding Duke-North Carolina Wednesday evening, issues rapidly took a flip for the more severe when famous person Zion Williamson bought damage simply seconds into the sport. Zion grabbed a rebound 36 seconds in and actually planted so arduous that his foot went by means of his shoe, ensuing an damage in his knee. Zion grabbed his proper knee in ache and gingerly walked off the court docket, earlier than taking himself into the locker room the place he would not return. An MRI was given to seek out out the intense of the damage, however we’ll have to attend to seek out out the outcomes.
ESPN made an announcement proper earlier than halftime that Zion wouldn't return to the sport, citing his “knee” being the explanation. For what it’s value, Williamson was sporting the Nike PG 2.5, Thunder star Paul George's signature shoe from the autumn, in a Duke unique colorway.
Following his damage, a number of NBA stars took to social media to react to the damage & give Zion some phrases of encouragement, together with LeBron James, Donovan Michell, Trae Young, Terry Rozier, and extra.
Check out the NBA gamers’ response to Zion’s damage (under).