ACL injury sidelines Williams for remainder of season
Tuesday, December 15, 2015
ACL injury sidelines Williams for remainder of season

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Lipscomb men’s basketball team will be without the services of junior guard Josh Williams for the remainder of the 2015-16 season after a MRI on Tuesday confirmed a torn ACL.

Named to the preseason Lou Henson Award watch list as one of the top mid-major players in the country, Williams suffered the season-ending injury in the first half of Saturday’s contest against Princeton.

“There’s no way to minimize Josh’s absence,” said Lipscomb head coach Casey Alexander. “He’s a critical piece to our team and has been for the span of his career.  We’ll need several guys to step up and help carry his load.

“I’m heartbroken for Josh, but he has the proper perspective and will bounce back.”

Williams went into last Saturday’s contest tied for the team lead in scoring and just last month became the fastest player in the NCAA era to reach the 1,000-point mark for the Bisons.

The Jackson, Mississippi native is slated to have reconstructive surgery on Thursday to repair the torn ligament.