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Torn Achilles tendon to sideline Williams four to six months

Updated: September 17, 2008, 6:47 PM ET
Associated Press

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Carolina Hurricanes right winger Justin Williams might miss up to six months after tearing his Achilles tendon on Wednesday.

General manager Jim Rutherford said Williams will have surgery this week and is expected to be sidelined at least four months. Rutherford said Williams injured the tendon in his right leg while running during an off-ice workout three days before the start of preseason camp.

The 26-year-old Williams -- one of the team's most durable players ...

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