Rob Kinnan-USA TODAY Sports

Thirty seconds into his team’s game against the North Carolina Tar Heels on Wednesday night, Duke Blue Devils star Zion Williamson suffered an injury on what appeared to be a freak play.

In fact, Williamson headed to the locker room after literally blowing through his shoe.



There’s no concrete word on how serious the injury is. But Duke did rule Williamson out for the remainder of the game with a knee injury.

Williamson is considered the No. 1 overall player heading into the 2019 NBA Draft. There had been some suggestion that he should shut it down and prepare for the draft. This might expedite things in that regard.

As it is, the sports world reacted in shocking fashion while wishing Zion the best.