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President Obama Tweets Message For Zion Williamson After His Injury

Barack Obama applauds Coach K.

WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 08: U.S. President Barack Obama (R) applauds after praising the performance of NCAA champion Duke University men's basketball head coach Mike Krzyzewski during an event with the team in the East Room at the White House September 8, 2015 in Washington, DC. The Blue Devils won their fifth NCAA championship by defeating Wisconsin 68-63. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Former President Barack Obama was in Durham last night to watch North Carolina and Duke battle for ACC supremacy. Unfortunately, the most anticipated game of the week was derailed by an injury to Zion Williamson.

The injury occurred less than one minute into action, as the first-year phenom slipped and bursted through his own sneaker. He immediately grabbed the back of his knee and was in pain.

Once Duke was without its dynamic forward, the entire complexion of the game changed. The Tar Heels were able to exploit the middle of the Blue Devils' defense and push the pace the relative ease.

Instead of talking about the signature road victory for North Carolina, the entire sports world shifted their attention toward the health of Williamson. Even Obama took his thoughts to Twitter in an effort to support the star freshman.

"Zion Williamson seems like an outstanding young man as well as an outstanding basketball player. Wishing him a speedy recovery," Obama tweeted.

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Obama and all the people in attendance were stripped the chance to watch Williamson compete in the biggest game of the regular season. However, the two rivals will meet again at Chapel Hill in March.

Duke will release a timetable for Williamson later today.