Zion Williamson injury update: Duke expects star back Thursday for ACC Tournament

first_imgProjected by many to be a top pick in the 2019 NBA Draft, Williamson has been averaging 21.6 points and 8.8 rebounds while shooting 68.3 percent from the field in 2018-19.Duke (26-5, 14-4 ACC) went 23-2 while Williamson was healthy, but fell 3-3 in the nearly six full games he missed. Krzyzewski also indicated he doesn’t think it will take a long time for Williamson and the rest of the Blue Devils to get acclimated to having the forward back in the lineup.”These guys will react quickly,” he said. “It depends on Zion, his shape, but I think they’ll respond real quick.” Williamson initially suffered the knee injury within the first 40 seconds of the Blue Devils’ first matchup against the Tar Heels on Feb. 20. “I think we’ll get Zion back for Thursday,” Krzyzewski told reporters after his team’s loss to No. 3 North Carolina on Saturday. “He worked out this morning — again, no contact — but Monday, there will be. Hopefully, we’ll get a couple good days of practice where he can be 5-on-5, and then see how that goes. But the way he looks right now, I think it’s just a matter of getting in shape, getting in game shape, and going forward.” Related News Zion Williamson is one step closer to his return. After missing his fifth full game with a knee sprain, Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski is confident his star player will return Thursday to open the ACC Tournament. Three takeaways from No. 3 North Carolina’s sweep of No. 4 Dukelast_img read more

Leicy Santos, the great revelation of the season at Atleti

first_imgLeicy Santos has been one of the great feelings that Atlético has left this season. The midfielder, who was one of the signings who landed on the team last summer, has fitted perfectly into the style of the Atletico team. To the Colombian, who arrived on loan from Santa Fe, It cost him to acquire a starting role but, little by little, he has been gaining the position and already has 16 starts and 1,318 minutes, being the eighth player who has worn the elastic mattress the most this season. The coffee player has great qualities in the engine room. It is a player who helps both in attack and defense, with great physical strength in defensive tasks. In addition, he has shown a great goalscoring nose, being the fourth Atlético player with the most goals in the League (5 goals), behind Ludmila (8), Charlyn (8) and Ángela Sosa (9).Santos, born in Santa Cruz de Lorica, Córdoba, is one of the talents of Colombian women’s soccer. Since 2012 he has been a participant in the Colombia National Team and already has a performance in a World Cup (2015) and at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro 2016. Wearing the Santa Fe jersey, Leicy won the Liga Águila title in 2017 and participated in the Copa Libertadores that took place in Paraguay. The team was eliminated in the group stage.last_img read more