Williamson was hurt in the opening minute of last month's loss to the Tar Heels, complete with the far-reaching weird image of his left foot tearing through his shoe as he fell to the court. The injury happened on the Blue Devils' first possession of the game, and UNC went on to an easy win. He has recently taken visits to Duke, NC State, Tennessee and Virginia, and will take another trip to North Carolina - his second in three weeks - on Saturday.
In 26 games this season, Williamson has averaged 21.6 points, 8.8 rebounds and 2.2 assists.
"The way it's going, he's not going to be doubtful for the tournament", Krzyzewski said according to ESPN. Including a win over the Demon Deacons in the game before Duke, UNC has won six in a row, and closed out its first-ever season with an undefeated ACC road record after beating Boston College on Tuesday.
Zion Williamson is not quite ready to return to the court.
During his freshman campaign in Durham, the 18-year-old has established himself as a top NBA prospect alongside fellow freshman Zion Williamson, who has captivated the basketball world with his combination of size and otherworldly athleticism.
"Playing with not a full deck has been very hard", he said.
He's the most dominating player in America, and he changes the whole landscape of the game whenever he's playing.
"I don't think he'll be ready for Saturday", Krzyzewski said.
Duke is now projected as a No. 1 seed in the ACC tournament, and Krzyzewski said he's not concerned about how recent struggles without Williamson might affect seeding.
Wake Forest vs. Duke: Wake Forest missed a shot as time expired and Duke was able to hold on to a 71-70 win on Senior Night.
Duke's Zion Williamson, second from right, injured his knee on Feb 20. And that would force the Tar Heels to find other options to score points that it didn't have to count on last time.
"We're not as good as we are with him-that's the first thing", Krzyzewski explained. You are going to play.' The kid is a victor.