During his press conference today, head coach Steve Addazio released some bad news about the prognosis of senior guard Harris Williams:
Steve Addazio lamented Harris Williams' left ankle fracture suffered in Week 1 will be season-ending injury for graduate left guard.— Michael Vega (@MBVEGA) October 13, 2014
You might remember the injury to Williams occurred during the UMass game in the first quarter. The original return date was going to be 4-6 weeks, but you never know with injuries like this. Williams was expected to be one of the starting hogs at offensive guard opposite Bobby Vardaro. He was replaced by senior Aaron Kramer, who has done a solid job since being given the job.
Looking at his playing history, it appears that Williams could still apply for an additional year of eligibility if he and the program decide to do so. Williams came to BC in 2010 and was redshirted his first year, played as a redshirt freshman, missed most of 2012 due to injury and was a starter last year under Steve Addazio. He was considered a graduate student this year, but he still has an additional injury redshirt year if the NCAA allows him and the school to apply for it. Again this will all be based on what he and the school want for his future.
This is tough, but not completely unexpected news for the team. We wish the best to Harris in his recovery and hope to see him in the maroon and gold again sometime in the future.