Duke phenom Zion Williamson was injured a minute into the highly anticipated Duke-UNC game by ripping through the foam of his Nike PG 2.5. Nike has since issued a statement to address the issue.
Per Darren Rovell, Nike stated that, “We are obviously concerned and want to wish Zion a speedy recovery. The quality and performance of our products are of utmost importance. While this is an isolated occurrence, we are working to identify the issue.”
This is indeed an isolated occurrence, as Williamson’s freakish athleticism may also have contributed to the sneaker’s exhaustive wear-and-tear. This incident doesn’t necessary speak to Nike’s sneaker craftsmanship.
Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski has also addressed the media and claimed Williamson has appeared to suffer a mild knee sprain. There is no update regarding the injury yet, but Williamson was ruled out from the rest of the game.
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