|Los Angeles Kings right winger Justin Williams is wheeled off the ice by medical personnel after injuring his right leg against the Phoenix Coyotes in the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Dec. 26, 2009, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Paul Connors) |
Los Angeles Kings right wing Justin Williams
was taken off the ice with a broken right leg early in the first period in Saturday night's 3-2 loss to the Phoenix Coyotes in Glendale, Ariz.
Coyotes defenseman Ed Jovanovski spun was spinning off a check by Kings center Anze Kopitar to hit Williams behind the Phoenix net when both players fell onto Williams. He fell backward with his right leg trapped underneath his torso and dropped onto his back. Williams and remained on the ice as play continued briefly in the Kings' end. He was taken off by stretcher after a lengthy delay at 4:27 of the first period.
"I haven't been told, other than that it's a broken leg," Kings coach Terry Murray said. "I can't play doctor. I can't predict. I have no idea. It's not good We'll take him back on the flight with us tonight, he will see our team doctor and we'll get the word out tomorrow."
Williams has 8 goals and 16 assists in 33 games.