Portland Trail Blazers guard Elliot Williams will need surgery this week for a torn Achilles tendon he suffered in a workout earlier this week. His status for this season is in doubt. Williams, a 6-5 shooting guard in his third NBA season from Memphis,
#Blazers G Elliot Williams will undergo surgery Friday to repair left ruptured Achilles tendon in Southern Cal. by Dr. Richard Ferkel.— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) September 14, 2012
Williams is about to have his third surgery for a third significant injury of his career. He missed his entire rookie season due to knee surgery and missed the last couple of months or so of his second year due to a shoulder injury.
The absence of Williams means the Blazers must fill the void at two-guard backing up Wesley Matthews. Williams averaged 3.7 points per game in 6.2 minutes per game for Portland last season.
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