Zion Williamson is making his return from a sprained knee injury this evening, as Duke’s star freshman will be on the floor for the Blue Devils’ opening ACC Tournament game against Syracuse.
Duke announced the news this morning. “(He’s back),” the Blue Devils tweeted.
🚨 ZI🤯N STATUS UPDATE:
(He’s back) pic.twitter.com/VleciNZ6V6
— Duke Basketball (@DukeMBB) March 14, 2019
Williamson has missed almost a month of action following his knee injury in a home loss to North Carolina. The injury occurred when his foot blew through his Nike shoe in the opening minute of that home game against UNC.
The shoes were the Paul George 2.5s, which typically aren’t built for players of Williamson’s size.
As 247Sports’ Brad Crawford outlined, Williamson has worn 10 different Nike models this year.
Williamson has roughly worn 10 different Nike models this season, from the Adapt BB auto-lacing sneaker ($350) down to the Kyrie 5 ($130). From in-game photos, Williamson’s pair of the player edition PG 2.5 in Duke’s familiar white and blue colorway appear to be worn quite a bit, hence more give than usual in the midsole where separation occurred in a violent manner.
It appears that Williamson is going back to the Kyries tonight. Duke released the following photo following the playing announcement:
Duke and Syracuse are set to tip off at 9 p.m. E.T.
The game will be on ESPN.