Monday , Nov , 01 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Raptors’ Williams starts season on IL

Toronto, Ontario (Sports Network) – Toronto Raptors guard Alvin Williams was
placed on the injured list, as the club released its opening night roster on
Monday.

Williams sat out all eight preseason contests with a right knee ailment. He
has visited with a number of knee specialists and may need surgery to repair
the problem, which is listed officially as inflammation.

Last season, Williams averaged 9.1 points and 4.1 assists in 56 games for the
Raptors.

Toronto also placed center Jerome Moiso and forward Pape Sow on the IL. Moiso
has a strained left hamstring, while Sow is suffering from left knee
tendinitis. Moiso missed four preseason games after suffering his injury in
the first quarter of the October 20 contest versus Benetton Treviso. Sow
dressed for all eight contests, totaling 24 minutes of playing time.

TOR