Lou Williams injury: Hawks guard could miss start of next season

Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Lou Williams had surgery on Thursday to repair a torn ACL in his right knee. The timetable for recovery for such an injury usually takes between 9-12 months which means Williams might not be ready for the start of the 2013-14 season.

Lou Williams surgery on Thursday leaves him with approximately 9-12 months of recovery. With that timetable that would put his return at the earliest in mid-November and perhaps could be later meaning that he is very likely to miss the start of the 2013-14 season.

That timeline is consistent with other players who have recently suffered the same injury. Ricky Rubio tore his ACL in March of 2012 and returned to action in December of 2013 or right at nine months after the injury. Derrick Rose suffered a similar injury in the playoffs last season and is preparing to make his return in the next few weeks.

The Hawks figure to look much different next season after a highly anticipated off season. Williams signed a three-year deal with Atlant a this past summer after playing the first seven seasons of his career in Philadelphia.

For those of you interested in learning more about ACL injuries here is a great video explaining what they do in the knee and how corrective surgery repairs them: (H/T to CelticsBlog for the amazing video)

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Peachtree Hoops

You must be a member of Peachtree Hoops to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Peachtree Hoops. You should read them.

Join Peachtree Hoops

You must be a member of Peachtree Hoops to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Peachtree Hoops. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker