The UNC basketball team had to finish out last season without Kenny Williams, who started 22 games for the Tar Heels in 2016-17.
For the last 14 games of the regular season, and the entire tournament run that concluded with the Tar Heels winning the National Championship, Williams watched from the sideline.
On Wednesday, the school announced that Williams had undergone surgery to repair a meniscus he tore in his knee.
The injury occurred in February during a team practice. Williams is expected to be able to back to full health in time for the season. North Carolina is hopeful he will be able to participate in preseason practice as well.
The Tar Heels won’t rush Williams back with a long basketball season in their windshield. He was an explosive player when he was on the court.
In 23.7 minutes per game, the 6-foot-4 guard averaged 6.2 points, 3.3 rebounds and 2.2 assists.
After losing a number of players to the NBA Draft and to graduation, they’ll need him to improve on those numbers in his return to competitive basketball.
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