Zion Williamson Is "Getting Better" But Still Set To Miss Game Against Virginia Tech

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Zion Williamson gave the basketball world a scare when he injured his knee after breaking via his shoe throughout a sport in opposition to the North Carolina Tar Heels. His Duke Blue Devils finally misplaced that sport 78-62 and have since fallen from first to 3rd within the NCAA basketball rankings. While Zion is beginning his highway to restoration, he nonetheless will not be capable of play within the staff’s sport on Tuesday evening in opposition to Virginia Tech. Duke basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski defined that the staff has a four-step course of for knee-injury restoration and that Zion is feeling higher.

“He’s going via that, and when he will get via all of them, we’ll see the place he is at,” Krzyzewski stated in line with ESPN. “There’s no timetable. We do not need to put the strain of time on him.”

The Duke coach additionally talked about all the debates going round now about one and executed gamers and whether or not or not Williamson ought to return to motion this season.

“Zion is a participant that draws consideration,” Krzyzewski stated. “It’s fascinating how each challenge in faculty basketball — amateurism, paying, going early — are all introduced in at this level. I do assume in some methods it is good. They have a face to speak about, not simply the harm. All these issues needs to be talked about; it is simply they’re speaking about him. And I believe they need to be mentioned and remedied, however the primary factor we’re speaking about is getting him wholesome.”

Duke at the moment boasts a report of 24-Three and are nonetheless favorites to go deep within the NCAA match in March.