Former Florida State star Patrick Williams out for season with wrist injury
Former Florida State basketball player Patrick Williams will miss the remainder of his second NBA season with a wrist injury, per a report.
ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski was first to break the news, citing league sources. He’s believed to have suffered the injury during the Bulls’ 104-103 loss to Knicks on Thursday night.
Chicago Bulls forward Patrick Williams is expected to miss the rest of the regular season with a left wrist dislocation, source tells ESPN. He will undergo surgery soon.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) October 29, 2021
Williams played just one season for the Seminoles, averaging 9.2 points per game off the bench. His length, athleticism and skillset intrigued the Bulls enough to use the No. 4 overall pick on him in the 2020 NBA Draft.
During his rookie year, Williams showed flashes of developing into a difference-maker in the NBA. He started 71 games for the Bulls and averaged 9.2 points and 6.4 rebounds per game.
Bulls coach Billy Donovan called it a “significant” wrist injury and said the team would know more after doctor consultation.
Patrick Williams suffered a “pretty significant wrist injury”, per Donovan. Timetable set after more doctor consultation.
— K.C. Johnson (@KCJHoop) October 29, 2021
Williams played a major role on FSU’s 2019-20 team that went 26-5 before the emergence of COVID-19 ended the college basketball season.