REPORT: Patrick Williams Will Miss the Rest of the Regular Season

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REPORT: Patrick Williams Will Miss the Rest of the Regular Season

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When Patrick Williams was ruled out of Friday night’s game after taking a hard hit from Mitchell Robinson, Bulls fans knew things could be bad. But this? Oof. I did not see this coming.

According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Patrick Williams suffered a left wrist dislocation and will undergo surgery. The second-year forward is expected to miss the REST OF THE REGULAR SEASON.

What makes this all the more frustrating is the fact that it happened on a flagrant foul.

While I don’t necessarily think Mitchell Robinson was trying to cause intentional harm, it seemed like a relatively avoidable situation, as it was clear Robinson had no real shot at blocking the basketball.

I also can’t help but feel absolutely awful for Williams, who had the potential for a strong season alongside this Bulls revamped starting lineup. He was set to play a pivotal defensive role in the frontcourt, and while this injury will now leave an undersized Chicago searching for answers, it will also take a full regular-seasons-worth of development away from such an intriguing young prospect.

Brutal.


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Author: Elias Schuster

Elias Schuster is the Lead Bulls Writer at Bleacher Nation. You can follow him on Twitter @Schuster_Elias.