Wyoming forward Williams 'day to day' with injury

Updated: October 28, 2005, 3:55 PM ET
Associated Press

CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- Wyoming forward Justin Williams has been out of practice with a "slight knee sprain," according to athletics department spokesman Kevin McKinney.

Williams hurt his knee in practice early this week. "They put it in a brace but it's not serious, thank God,'' McKinney said Friday.

He expected Williams to return to action at some point. "I don't know exactly when,'' he said. "I'll just say 'day to day.' ''

The Cowboys begin action with home exhibition games against Colorado State-Pueblo on Wednesday and Chadron State on Nov. 8. The regular season begins with the Black Coaches Association Invitational at home Nov. 13-15.

Williams, a senior from Chicago, was ranked No. 11 in the nation in blocked shots last season, averaging 2.89 per game. He ranked first in the Mountain West Conference for blocked shots and was the league's defensive player of the year.

He set a conference record with four blocked shots against BYU on Feb. 12 and also set a conference record with 81 blocked shots last season.

Williams averaged 8.9 points and 6.4 rebounds last season.

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