Missouri forward Johnathan Williams III out with torn meniscus
Missouri will be without its leading returning scorer for the start of practice.
It hasn't been a day of good news for Missouri.
This morning came the announcement that Notre Dame transfer Cameron Biedscheid was leaving the program before ever playing a game for the Tigers.
And this afternoon, Steve Walentik of the Columbia Daily Tribune reported that returning forward Johnathan Williams would miss time with a knee injury.
#Mizzou PF Johnathan Williams III said he tore meniscus during individual workout. He twisted his ankle and his knee also started hurting.— Steve Walentik (@Steve_Walentik) October 1, 2014
Williams said he is expected to be out a few more weeks, but he expects to be ready to play by the Tigers' first exhibition (Oct. 29).— Steve Walentik (@Steve_Walentik) October 1, 2014
To clarify, Williams' injury was described as a small tear.— Steve Walentik (@Steve_Walentik) October 1, 2014
Although Williams averaged just 5.8 points last season, he is the leading returning scorer for a Missouri team that loses Jabari Brown, Jordan Clarkson and Earnest Ross from the 2013-14 campaign. Those three guards combined to average more than 50 points per game. Williams is also the team's leading rebounder.
Anderson is taking over a team that went 23-12 under Frank Haith last season.
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