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Thursday Quickies: Knee Injuries Edition

Kentucky’s Reid Travis and Duke’s Zion Williamson both suffered knee injuries that could leave them sidelined a couple weeks

NCAA Basketball: South Carolina at Kentucky Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

Yesterday was a day of anxiety around the Kentucky Basketball program as we awaited news of the severity of Reid Travis’s knee injury.

From the reports, it appears that Travis did suffer a sprain in his right knee, which will sideline him for the next week or two. However, it does seem like he will be back in time for the SEC and NCAA Tournaments, which is big news for Kentucky and for Travis.

One of the reasons Travis opted to spend a grad transfer year in Lexington was to make a run in the NCAA Tournament, and it looks like he will be healed and ready to go when that time comes.

Elsewhere last night, arguably the biggest star in college basketball this year, Duke’s Zion Williamson, also suffered a sprained knee very early in the Duke-UNC matchup. Zion’s shoe infamously fell apart and he sprained his knee during the play, leaving the game and not returning in Duke’s loss to the Tarheels.

Zion’s injury, especially just on the surface, looked much more dramatic than Reid’s, but both will likely miss nearly the same amount of time. These are definitely huge losses to teams that are among the top teams in the country coming down the home stretch of the season.

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