WATCH: Zion Williamson’s Torn Shoe Video Which Led to Knee Injury
Since Zion Williamson’s return to the court at the start of the 2019 ACC Tournament, much of the talk has been about the scary injury he suffered previously. In the Duke Blue Devils’ first regular-season matchup against the North Carolina Tar Heels, Williamson was attempting to stop and change directions when it happened.
The game was less than one minute old and Zion went down as it appeared he slipped on the floor. That obviously wasn’t the case, and we later found out that the freshman phenom had actually broken through his Nike shoe completely. The side of the shoe was torn and ripped apart, and the impact of this was a major concern.
Zion injured after he DESTROYS HIS SHOE ?????WTF pic.twitter.com/NEdfGkD9GF
— gifdsports (@gifdsports) February 21, 2019
This proved to be far more than just a ripped shoe or fluke accident, as Williamson was on the floor holding his knee. The scene was captured in a photo, as Ben Golliver of the Washington Post revealed.
Duke’s Zion Williamson exited the court and has yet to return to the bench after leaving court early in first half after awkward slip… pic.twitter.com/ln9mihy6Jp
— Ben Golliver (@BenGolliver) February 21, 2019
Zion Williamson’s Shoe After Injury
The shoes Williamson was wearing were later revealed as the Paul George 2.5 (Nike PG 2.5) and you can see a closer look at the sole which was almost completely removed from the top. Here’s an up-close view, courtesy of Complex Sports.
Just like Calvin Cambridge… pic.twitter.com/xIbUJ70qXd
— Complex Sports (@ComplexSports) February 21, 2019