After much delay on a decision, Zion Williamson will not play in Saturday's North Carolina-Duke rivalry game.
According to a statement released by the team at about 10:30 a.m. Saturday morning, Williamson will not be available for the No. 4 Blue Devils as he continues to get healthy from a knee sprain he suffered against UNC on Feb. 20. The Duke first-year went down with the injury just 36 seconds into the first rivalry matchup and has sat out ever since.
Ahead of Tuesday's game against Wake Forest, Duke officials began evaluating Williamson for a return in the final regular season game against No. 3 UNC. After he did not return against the Demon Deacons, head coach Mike Krzyzewski was doubtful about whether his best player might be available in the next game.
“I don’t think he’ll be ready for Saturday," Krzyzewski said Tuesday, according to GoDuke. "I have to be careful not to push this.”