|Wednesday, July 16
Williams to continue rehab for pelvis, leg injuries
ESPN.com news services
The Bulls' Jay Williams finally got out of the hospital Wednesday.
The point guard was released from Duke Medical Center in North Carolina, where he was rehabilitating from career-threatening injuries to his knee and pelvis suffered in a motorcycle accident, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.
''His family has rented a home down there, and he is doing some rehab there now,'' Bulls operations chief John Paxson told the newspaper. ''They are still trying to decide when to have surgery on his knee. They are looking into who they want to do the surgery. We will know what's going on. But they want to be in charge of that, and they should be.''
Williams, a former Duke star and college player of the year, bought a new motorcycle June 12. One week after his purchase, he slammed into a pole on Chicago's North Side, putting his promising future in jeopardy.
Paxson talked to Williams this past weekend.
''His spirits were great," Paxson told the paper. "The best since I've talked to him and the accident occurred. His mom [Althea] is like the ultimate optimist. But Jay knows it's going to be a long process.''
Williams has undergone surgery twice to repair a broken pelvis, and also has damaged ligaments in his left knee.