Oct. 25, 2013
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- University of Michigan women's basketball freshman guard Danielle Williams (Phoenix, Ariz./St. Mary's) will miss about four weeks after having surgery on her left hand, head coach Kim Barnes Arico announced on Friday morning (Oct. 25).
Williams broke the ring finger on her left hand during practice on Tuesday (Oct. 22), requiring surgery to repair the injury. She underwent surgery on Thursday (Oct. 24).
"It is unfortunate that this happened to Danielle so close to the beginning of the season," Barnes Arico said. "She was expected to play a major role on this team and losing her greatly impacts us moving forward. With this type of injury on her non-shooting hand, she can still get some shots up and stay in shape so that when she is cleared, she can hit the ground running."
She is the second Wolverine lost to injury this fall, joining sophomore Kelsey Mitchell (Detroit, Mich./Inkster) who recently had surgery to repair a broken bone in her foot. Mitchell is expected to be out three to five months.
Michigan plays its lone exhibition contest against Wayne State on Nov. 1 at 7 p.m. at Crisler Center. U-M kicks off the regular season against Bowling Green on Nov. 8 at Iona.
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