Breaking: Terrence Williams Sidelined 4-6 Weeks
Posted by Zach on October 14, 2008
Louisville senior forward Terrence Williams injured his right knee in a pickup game and will be out four to six weeks.
Williams tore the medial meniscus in his right knee and will have surgery in the next few days, the school said in a statement.
Coach Rick Pitino said he was relieved Williams didn’t tear the anterior cruciate ligament and will only be out a short period.
Williams averaged 11.1 points, 7.2 rebounds and 4.5 assists last season. He had two triple-doubles as a junior. Williams is 48th on the career scoring list at Louisville with 1,102 points.
Sounds like this could hinder the progress of Williams heading into the season, but it shouldn’t affect the Cardinals all that much. Due to the unprecedented toughness of the conference schedule for Louisville, they went quite soft on the non-conference slate, including getting Ole Miss in the Big East/SEC Challenge while, say, rival Marquette was pitted against Tennessee. Assuming, worst case, Williams is out till the end of November, he’d miss: Morehead State, South Alabama and Western Kentucky (not the same team as a year ago).
There must have been a huge sense of relief in Louisville among the coaching staff when they learned the Williams injury was just a torn meniscus rather than a torn ACL, the second big name college player to dodge the ACL bullet (the other being Austin Daye). The loss of practice/prep time for the season hurts, but Williams should be able to recover and be fine for their real glut of their schedule.
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