Skip to main content
Main content
NBA news

Hawks' Williams has reconstructive knee surgery


Posted Feb 7, 2013 8:13 PM

ATLANTA (AP) -- Atlanta Hawks guard Lou Williams has had reconstructive surgery on his right knee and will now begin a long rehabilitation period that could leave his status in question for the start of next season.

Williams tore the anterior cruciate ligament in the knee in the Hawks' game at Brooklyn on Jan. 18, ending his season. The ligament was repaired Thursday by Dr. James Andrews in Gulf Breeze, Fla. Hawks orthopedic surgeon Dr. Ashok Reddy assisted in the surgery.

The recovery period for reconstructive knee surgeries can last from nine months to a year.

Williams, in his first season in Atlanta, was third on the team with his average of 14.1 points. He signed with the Hawks as a free agent after averaging a career-best 14.9 points with Philadelphia last season.

SEARCH NEWS
LATEST VIDEOS
photoLeBron James Visits China, Part 1
Check out this clip of LeBron James' visit to China.
photoJeremy Lin Visits China
Jeremy Lin visits a basketball camp in China as part of his tour.
photoSpurs Trophy Tour: Mills, Baynes in Australia
The Larry O'Brien Trophy goes Down Under as Aussies Patty Mills and Aron Baynes visit Mills' hometown of Canberra.
photoCarlos Boozer Introduction
Carlos Boozer addresses the local media on Friday.
photoBest of Phantom: 2014 NBA Las Vegas Summer League
Check out the best highlights from the 2014 NBA Las Vegas Summer League through the lens of the phantom cam.