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. 

Kenny Klein

Senior Associate Athletic Director for Media Relations/SID

University of Louisville

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