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Lou Williams Out for Season

Atlanta Hawks combo guard Lou Williams will miss the remainder of the 2012-13 season with a torn ACL in his right knee.

Williams injured his knee in the second quarter on Friday’s matchup against the Brooklyn Nets and was taken for X-rays during the game but they came back negative.

According to the Hawks official statement, “an MRI and examination [on Jan. 19] by Dr. Michael Bernot at Peachtree Orthopedics in Atlanta revealed a tear to his anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee. … Williams will now undergo a period of rest before having surgery to repair the injury at a date to be determined. He will miss the remainder of the season and a timetable for his recovery will be announced following surgery.”

Lou ranked third on the Hawks in scoring (14.1), assists (3.6), and steals (1.1), respectively, while shooting 42.2% from the field, including 36.7% from three-point range and 86.8% from the free-throw line (both career-bests).

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