Williamson has been out of the Duke lineup since February 20th.
Zion Williamson faced his biggest nightmare just a couple of weeks ago while playing against the North Carolina Tar Heels. The Duke Blue Devils star – who is expected to go first overall in the NBA draft – broke through his shoe just 30 seconds into their matchup on February 20th. The incident left Zion with a minor knee sprain that has kept him out of the lineup ever since. Duke is set to face UNC again on Saturday and while Zion is recovering nicely, head coach Mike Krzyzewski says he probably won't play, but he'll be ready for the playoffs.
"The way it's going, he's not going to be doubtful for the tournament," Krzyzewski said according to ESPN. "Thursday's workout was pretty exciting, really, to see him move and have confidence in his movements. Now we've got to get him into condition and have him do some work against contact."
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Coach K also lamented over how good of a teammate Zion is and how excited he is to get back into the lineup.
"He's so team-oriented,'' Krzyzewski explained. "I think it bothers him that he hasn't been with us. But we can't let him push the process too much to where his loyalty to his team -- and he hasn't -- goes against him coming back the way he should come back.''
Duke currently sits at a record of 26-4 and are the fourth-ranked team in the Nation.