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             === Hawks' Williams has surgery to repair ACL tear ===
 
 Atlanta,  GA (Sports Network)- Atlanta Hawks guard Lou Williams had surgery on
 Thursday to repair the tear of the ACL in his right knee.
 
 The surgery was performed by orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews and assisted
 by  Hawks orthopedic  surgeon Dr.  Ashok Reddy  at the  Andrews Institute  for
 Orthopedics & Sports Medicine in Gule Breeze, Florida.
 
 He  will rehab his knee for the next 2-to-3 weeks at the Andrews Institute and
 his status will be updated.
 
 Williams  suffered  the injury during  a loss to the  Brooklyn Nets on Jan. 18
 when  his  knee buckled during a  fast break opportunity in the second quarter
 and he had to be helped to the locker room by use of a wheelchair.
 
 Over  39  games this  season, his  seventh in the  NBA, Williams averaged 14.1
 points and 3.6 assists per game.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 02/07 18:21:20 ET

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