All Things Hockey In The Carolinas

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Justin Williams just can't catch a break

What a shame, what a shame. The following day after everyone finds out about Brindy's ongoing knee drama - the news wire hits this afternoon that Justin Williams has ruptured his Achilles' tendon and is out for most of the season (4-6 months). He only got to play through December last season and came back for a March 'o8 return only to be sidelined again by a back injury.

You know he's been busting at the seams all summer to get back onto the ice. You can't help but feel sorry for him as he's had two ACL surgeries and now this major setback. I'm sorta curious as to how this happened. All I've heard is that it happened "off-ice". What exactly do you do to rip your Achilles tendon?

With a top winger going down - people are debating who should move up. I'll be all for Ryan Bayda / Wade Brookbank dressed at home with perhaps a Tim Conboy dressed as the seventh D on the road. Jeff O'Neill certainly can see his Carolina return more probable now. Get well soon, J-Will.