CHICAGO, June 23 (UPI) -- Guard Jay Williams is not being counted on by the Chicago Bulls next season.
General Manager John Paxson made the admission Monday when speaking with reporters.
Williams suffered a fractured pelvis and ligament damage to his left knee and that the team is not counting on him playing next season.
"We're confident that if anyone can battle through this, it's Jay Williams," Paxson said. "He's 21 and he made a mistake in terms of judgment, but that's not our focus. Our focus is on his recovery."
Williams is listed in intensive care at Advocate Illinois Masonic Hospital in Chicago. The Chicago Sun-Times reported Monday that, according to sources, there is a fear his left leg sustained permanent nerve damage, which will keep him from playing again.
His brand new bike still has a temporary license plate.
The former Duke star struggled through his rookie campaign last season after being the second overall pick in last year's NBA Draft. He helped the Blue Devils to the NCAA championship in 2001.