Lou Williams Tears ACL, Out For Season

  • Mark Evans

After trading Joe Johnson to the Brooklyn Nets, the Atlanta Hawks brought Lou Williams into town to provide some instant offense in the backcourt.

He’s scored over 14 points per game this season, mostly off the bench. Now, it looks like the Hakws will need to find another way to find some scoring, as Lou Williams has torn his ACL and will miss the rest of the season. Via CBS Sports:

Guard Lou Williams suffered a torn right ACL Friday against the Nets, the team announced Saturday.

Williams will miss the rest of the season following surgery, and then will be given a timetable for return.

Williams injured the knee in the second quarter of Atlanta’s 94-89 loss to the Nets. It was a non-contact injury as the knee buckled during a hard drive to the basket. Williams left the floor in a wheelchair.

This is tough news for the Hawks, who sit at sixth in the Eastern Conference at 22-17. It could be a struggle to make the playoffs without Lou Williams, even in a weak Eastern Conference.

We’ll see if the Hawks decide to go out and find a guard before the trade deadline, or if they try to ride out the season with the roster they have. It will also be interesting to see if Josh Smith is still on the team at the end of the season.

You can watch the nasty injury below:

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