Thursday , Oct , 26 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

Hawks forward Williams breaks finger

Atlanta, GA (Sports Network) – Marvin Williams, the second-year forward out
of North Carolina, broke a finger on his left hand Thursday. The injury
occurred during a workout on the Hawks practice court.

Williams is expected to miss six-to-eight weeks. His hand was placed in a
protective cast following an exam by Dr. Michael Bernot, the team physician.

Selected second overall in the 2005 NBA draft, Williams averaged 8.5 points
and 4.8 rebounds per game in his rookie campaign.

It was the second time the injury bug has bitten the Hawks’ starters during
the preseason. Speedy Claxton, the team’s starting point guard, returned to
practice on Tuesday after missing the previous five weeks. Claxton suffered
the same injury the week before training camp began.

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