Hornets F Williams expected to miss 1 week with knee injury

November 26, 2016
New York Knicks center Joakim Noah (13) battles for a rebound against Charlotte Hornets center Cody Zeller, rear, and forward Marvin Williams (2) during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Nov. 25, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Charlotte Hornets forward Marvin Williams is expected to miss about a week after an MRI revealed a bone bruise in his left knee.

The team said Saturday that an MRI showed no structural damage.

Williams sat out Saturday night against the New York Knicks. He was hurt in the third quarter of the Hornets’ game at New York on Friday night.

Coach Steve Clifford said Williams “is our most physical guy, so we have to step up and do better with those things and if we do, than we can get back to playing good again.”

Frank Kaminsky started for Williams at power forward.

Also, guard Nic Batum was listed as doubtful because of an eye injury.