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Louisville’s Williams Will Miss 6-8 Weeks with Broken Foot

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — University of Louisville forward Malik Williams will be sidelined for 6-8 weeks after suffering a broken bone in his right foot in practice on Friday.

Elected as one of three captains for the Cardinals this year, Williams had a screw inserted into his fifth metatarsal today by Dr. John Ellis at Norton’s Hospital in Louisville.  The recovery time is expected to be 6-8 weeks for Williams, a 6-11, 245-pound junior forward from Ft. Wayne, Ind.

Williams started the last 20 games last season while producing four double-doubles.  He was third on the team in rebounding and 19th in the ACC, averaging 6.1 rebounds and 7.7 points.  Williams blocked a shot in 26 of 34 games as a sophomore and ranked 11th in the ACC in blocked shots (41 total, 1.2 average).  He grabbed a career-best 13 boards against both North Carolina and Notre Dame.  Williams averaged 9.8 points and 8.4 rebounds over the last five games of last season. 

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