Suzy Merchant and Michigan State Women's Basketball Lose Madison Williams to Miss the Remainder of the 2011-12 Season

Jim Donatelli

Madison Williams to Miss the Remainder of the 2011-12 Season

Redshirt freshman tore her left ACL in Tuesday game vs. IPFW.

EAST LANSING, Mich. - Michigan State women's basketball redshirt freshman Madison Williams (Berkley, Mich./Detroit Country Day) will miss the rest of the 2011-12 season, after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in her left knee in Tuesday’s game vs. IPFW. A date for surgery has yet to be determined. The typical recovery time is 4-6 months.

The 6-7 center missed all of last season after tearing her right ACL in the Green & White scrimmage on Oct. 31, 2010. Williams had appeared in the first three games, playing only 25 minutes. She was averaging 3.3 points, 3.0 rebounds and 1.7 blocks, while shooting 50.0% from the field.

Williams entered Michigan State with a laundry list of high school accolades. She was just the second McDonald's All-American in program history, in addition to being named an USA Today All-American, the 2010 Gatorade Michigan Player of the Year, the Associated Press Class B Co-Player of the Year and a four-time all-state selection. She led Detroit Country Day to a 100-4 record in her four seasons, highlighted by two Class B state titles and a runner-up finish as a senior. In her senior season, she averaged 12.5 points, 11 rebounds and nine blocks.