Video: Duke Basketball Star Injured When Shoe Blows Out


DURHAM, North Carolina, February 21, 2019

In a freak incident last night, Duke Basketball star Zion Williamson injured his right knee. The contest between #1 Duke and #9 North Carolina drew national interest. Only 34 seconds into the game Williamson made a move across the top of the key. He foot appeared to slip and an awkward split left him sprawled on the floor in pain.

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The video shows Williamson’s size 15 Nike basketball shoe came apart causing a sprain to his right knee. North Carolina went on to win the game 88-72.

Williamson had been averaging 21 points and 8+ rebounds a game for the Blue Devils. It was unknown at the time the extent of the injury and how much time Williamson may miss from the lineup.