Report: Zion Williamson will not play on Saturday

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Zion Williamson will miss No 1 Duke’s game at Syracuse on Saturday after suffering a Grade 1 knee sprain in a loss on Wednesday night against No. 8 North Carolina, according to a report from Stadium.

Williamson was injured 30 seconds into the game when his shoe burst apart as he tried to make a cut. He did not return to the game, but the injury was not serious and he has been listed as “day-to-day” by Duke.

The Blue Devils will be looking to get revenge for a loss they suffered in Cameron Indoor Stadium earlier this season, as the Orange beat them 95-91 in overtime in January. That game was played without Cam Reddish and with Tre Jones leaving just six minutes in with a shoulder injury.

Syracuse has not yet announced whether or not Jim Boeheim will coach on Saturday. He was involved in a fatal collision with a pedestrian on Wednesday night after Syracuse’s home win over Louisville. Boeheim did not coach the team at practice on Thursday.

ESPN opted to cancel their Gameday celebration at Syracuse this weekend because of the accident.