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Hawks’ Lou Williams tears ACL, done for season

Jan 19, 2013, 6:08 PM EDT

The Atlanta Hawks have lost their spark plug off the bench and key source of perimeter points for the rest of the season.

Lou Williams has torn the ACL in his right knee, he will need surgery and will miss the rest of this season (and likely the start of next one), reports the Atlanta Journal Constitution. Williams went down in the third quarter against the Nets and you knew it was serious when he had to leave the court in a wheelchair.

Williams is averaging 14.5 points a game — third highest on the team — plus adding 3.7 assists per game. He’s been coming in as a sixth man and providing outside shooting and a perimeter punch Atlanta needs (unless you think Devin Harris has another gear he just hasn’t been using).

Don’t be shocked if GM Danny Ferry starts looking around at perimeter help as the trade deadline approaches.

  1. dannymac17 - Jan 19, 2013 at 6:25 PM

    “Went down in the third”

    *looks at video*

    seems to be the second quarter to me.

    amazing.

  2. captainwisdom8888 - Jan 19, 2013 at 7:17 PM

    Damn sucks Lou. We miss you in Philly man. We’re slacking in the clutch department. Nick young is no sweet Lou, that’s for sure

  3. waynehaun - Jan 19, 2013 at 7:26 PM

    Reblogged this on waynes list .

  4. andyp03 - Jan 19, 2013 at 7:54 PM

    Damn, all the best from Philly, Lou.. Speedy recovery my dude!!

  5. raidmagic - Jan 19, 2013 at 7:58 PM

    That sucks, I always hate seeing guys go down like this, most careers are short enough without losing a season
    to injury.

  6. mungman69 - Jan 19, 2013 at 8:24 PM

    Get well soon.

  7. imthewiz77 - Jan 20, 2013 at 2:29 AM

    As a fan of the 7-6 we def miss you lou as a player and a person. Talking about a guy who almost got robbed and bought the armed man a happy meal. Good luck with your recovery.

    http://www.sbnation.com/nba/2011/12/27/2663491/lou-williams-robbery-christmas-eve-mcdonalds

  8. scalfor3 - Jan 21, 2013 at 2:28 AM

    Sucks. Always liked Lou, even tho he was an Eastern Conference rival

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