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New Injury Update For Duke Star Zion Williamson

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DURHAM, NORTH CAROLINA - FEBRUARY 20: Zion Williamson #1 of the Duke Blue Devils reacts after falling as his shoe breaks against Luke Maye #32 of the North Carolina Tar Heels during their game at Cameron Indoor Stadium on February 20, 2019 in Durham, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

On Wednesday night the Duke Blue Devils took on the North Carolina Tar Heels in a pivotal ACC match-up. With President Barack Obama in the building to witness the contest, Duke star Zion Williamson suffered an unfortunate injury.

In the first minute of the contest, Williamson made a cut against a defender when his Nike shoe blew out. His left foot went through the shoe and created viral spectacle with Williamson laid on the court with a knee injury.

The Duke forward did not return to the game after suffering the knee injury. In the hours following the injury, Williamson was initially diagnosed with a knee sprain.

Now, after undergoing further evaluation, Williamson has reportedly been diagnosed with Grade 1 knee sprain.

According to NBA insider Shams Charania, Williamson will be day-to-day moving forward.

It's great news for the Blue Devils and Williamson's NBA future.

The presumptive No. 1 pick in the 2019 NBA draft was the victim of an unfortunate show malfunction, but he's likely to make his return before the end of the regular season.

Although he could shut down his college future in order to secure his financial future, Williamson will likely return for the Blue Devils and vie for a national title.

Stay tuned for further updates.