Atlanta, GA (Sports Network) - Atlanta Hawks guard Lou Williams will miss the
remainder of the season after tearing the ACL in his right knee, the team
announced on Saturday.
Williams suffered the injury during Friday's loss to the Brooklyn Nets and it
was originally determined that he had sprained his knee, but an MRI later
revealed a tear to the ligament.
Williams' knee buckled during a fast break opportunity in the second quarter
and was helped to the locker room by use of a wheelchair.
"We are extremely disappointed for Lou and our thoughts and support will be
with him during his recovery," said general manager Danny Ferry. "He has been
a complete professional in every sense of the word and know that approach,
along with his work ethic, will serve him well in his rehabilitation."
The seven-year pro will undergo a period of rest before having surgery to
repair the injury at a date to be determined.
Over 39 games this season, Williams averaged 14.1 points and 3.6 assists per
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