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 game.
01/19 17:43:37 ET
Terms and Conditions
Contact KUTV 2
EEO Public File Report
FCC Public File
2 News Team
KUTV CBS 2 provides local news, weather forecasts, traffic updates, notices of events and items of interest in the community, sports and entertainment programming for Salt Lake City and nearby towns and communities in the Great Salt Lake area, including Jordan Meadows, Millcreek, Murray, Holladay, Kearns, West Valley City, West Jordan, South Jordan, Sandy, Draper, Riverton, Bluffdale, Merriman, Magna, Bountiful, Centerville, Cottonwood Heights, Alpine, Highland, Summit Park, Park City, Beber City, Grantsville, Farmington, Kayville, Layton, Syracuse, Clearfield, Morgan, Roy, Ogden, American Fork, Orem, Provo, Springville, Spanish Fork, Payson, Nephi, and Tooele.